Published on June 11th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
Cardiff is Safe
News on the latest series of Torchwood is starting to circle around various news corporations and Wales Online is pitching in as well!
People around the world have been trying to work out what will happen in the fourth series of their beloved show and so a few un-spoilery facts have been released.
As previously stated, John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return as Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper respectively. It has also been confirmed that the new series will not air until 2011, which is good news as it gives the Eleventh Doctor room to put a stamp on (what is after all) his universe.
Itâ€™s a co-production between BBC Wales, BBC Worldwide and Starz (an American channel). Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner will be Executive Producers and Davies will write one or more of the episodes.
There will be no return for ill-fated Ianto Jones and as yet there is no confirmation if we will see a return of the Torchwood Hub, last seen in Torchwood: Children of Earth blown up into little bits.
A spokesperson for the show commented on where the show may be set:
â€œRussell is writing it over there, so for them to have that involvement (of America in the script) being in the US is that much easier.”
He went on to state that Cardiff would not be written out of the series.
What weâ€™re looking at is the rebirth of a show that struggled to find its feet at points but proved ultimately popular and only needed a few tweaks to make it a flagship show. With a worldwide setting and a new angle to look at the series from this could prove to be the making of Torchwood. This is similar with what happened to Doctor Who in 1966, 1970, 1980 and 2005 when the show went through tweaks and changes, so start getting excited!