New Torchwood episodes on Starz in Summer 2011

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    skyboysea Icon

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    The Merg

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    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Starz and not BBCA? Dang nabbit...

    I wonder how this affects the possible U.S. version of the Torchwood series...

    - Merg
  3. Jun 7, 2010 #3 of 12
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I thought I'd read that FOX already passed on a US Torchwood... and I think I'm glad of that actually.

    It sounds like Starz might result in some US actor/themes being interjected into the story so this might be the best of both world... BBC gets some money to help with the series AND we get another series w/ some more variety in themes.

    Meanwhile... I find it interesting BBCA is out of the loop on this... but it also makes sense for Starz to want the US rights in exchange for their investment in the series.
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    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    It means you won't have the shows edited or watered down for 'basic cable' standards.
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    jabrwocky7 AllStar

    Oct 22, 2006
    BBC Worldwide is working with Starz now instead of Fox.

    Also, I'm glad this keeping continuity with the UK series, and not an America reboot like "The Office".
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    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    According to an interview of Starz chief Chris Albrecht and "Torchwood" creator Russell T. Davies by James Hibberd of The Hollywood Reporter:
    I'm happy that John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return. It was interesting to see Barrowman on "Desperate Housewives" albeit if only for a 5 episode story arc.

    By the way, the interview portion with Davies has some even more interesting stuff.
  7. Jun 7, 2010 #7 of 12
    The Merg

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    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Okay. So it does seem like they are trying to bridge two sides with the one show. That should be interesting. Hopefully, it will come out on Netflix and I can grab it there.

    - Merg
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    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    If I were British, I'm sure I'd have said "are you takin' the piss?" That's positively baffling.
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    CoriBright Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    May 30, 2002
    "Torchwood" was never dead. It was just ... well, sleeping for a bit.

    But no more. The "Doctor Who" spinoff is coming back not only to
    British and American audiences, but viewers worldwide with a fourth
    season order that will include 10 episodes, and feature the return of
    both John Barrowman as Capt. Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen.

    Following the short-lived plans at the American Fox network that
    ended earlier this year, BBC Worldwide shopped the series around and
    developed a production partnership that will include BBC Cymru Wales
    and American premium cable channel Starz Entertainment......"

    Full press release at:

    I for one am VERY glad Fox passed on it and a premium channel thought enough of it to co-produce. I'm only sad we have to wait another 14 months or so before we get to see it!
  10. Dario33

    Dario33 Godfather

    Dec 15, 2008
    Way to go Starz :up:
  11. seern

    seern Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Glen Allen, VA
    I am bringing this thread forward since the series starts in less then 2 weeks. I do not normally subscribe to premium channels but just activated Starz so I can set up my recordings of this 4th series.
  12. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    yet another reason I"m glad we're getting free Starz this year...can't wait.

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