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Published on June 9th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Who’s for Torchwood?

Torchwood's Gwen Coooper is played by Eve MylesSo, Torchwood Series 4 has been announced and will hopefully commence filming soon. It’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 1990’s and could no doubt do well without having the family friendly conditions of Doctor Who to write for.

Any other suggestions? Leave your suggestions below…


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2 Responses to Who’s for Torchwood?

  1. avatar TheDarkling says:

    I have admit to being rather excited by all the Torchwood news. Unlike the parent show, TW has no ‘essential Britishness’ to maintain, so a globetrotting series would be wonderful. Personally, I think a few of the less familiar X Files actors would be great. People like Laurie Holden (also in Silent Hill, The Mist and other dark horrors). She would make a great contrast to Gwen.

  2. avatar thedoctorwho07 says:

    Definitely NOT Jame Marsters as Captain John, not because I don’t like him but because his character is not TW material and works better in guest appearances (like River Song, though she would probably also work well as full-series companion, anyway…).

    No idea who else except for…
    LOIS HABIBA!! It’d be a crime not to ask Cush jumbo back to play her.

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