So, Torchwood Series 4 has been announced and will hopefully commence filming soon. Itâ€™s going to be a co-production between BBC Wales, BBC Worldwide and US cable channel Starz (who have just released Spartacus: Blood and Sand). John Barrowman is back as Captain Jack and Eva Myles is returning as Gwen Cooper.
But with most of the original cast killed off within the first 3 series, the rumours have started to churn of who will star alongside the lead actors. In its TV and Radio blog, The Guardian have started the rumour mill with a huge list of American actors that they feel would fit into the show. To name a few:
-James Marsters (Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Captain John Hart in Torchwood Series 2)
-Eliza Dushku (Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
-Nathan Fillion (Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly)
-Seth Green (Scott Evil in Austin Powers)
-Dominic Monaghan (Charlie in Lost, Merry in The Lord of the Rings trilogy)
-Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer in 24)
Not to mention some of the characters that were introduced in Torchwood: Children of Earth…
Whilst all these actors would be great if they appeared, the first order should really be to establish who the writers will be. Russell T Davies should definitely pen an episode and maybe even invite some other talented Doctor Who writers to join the fold, namely: Paul Cornell, Steven Moffat, Gareth Roberts and Mark Gatiss. Most of these writers contributed to some gritty stories to The New Adventures range in the 1990â€™s and could no doubt do well without having the family friendly conditions of Doctor Who to write for.