The SFX website has spoken to Russell T Davies recently regarding the new series of Torchwood, due to air in 2011, and how the series continues from Children of Earth.
Russell doesnâ€™t reveal all that much in terms of spoilers but commented on the new way that the series would be developed and made with one of the big changes being a â€œwriterâ€™s room.â€
Davies has written the first episode of the new series but may not write anymore as there are plenty of interested parties wanting to write a script themselves. Russell finished by mentioning what viewers could expect from the 2011 series, which follows on from Children of Earth…
â€œFor faithful viewers youâ€™ll see the same people in the same world, following on. Though it also starts from scratch, because thereâ€™s a brand new Starz audience there sitting waiting to be scooped up, new viewers coming to it.
â€œI restarted Doctor Who in 2005 from scratch, so I know what Iâ€™m doing.
â€œI did it with Children Of Earth, actually â€“ that practically tripled Torchwoodâ€™s audience, and no one said to me that they were lost. So itâ€™s a new starting point and yetâ€¦ Itâ€™s still Gwen, itâ€™s still Jack, and hopefully more. Youâ€™ll feel very comfortable with it. And thereâ€™s great new American characters coming into it.
â€œBear in mind, of course, Captain Jack, heâ€™s American as well, so it doesnâ€™t seem quite as alien, I think, as if you suddenly introduced American characters into Emmerdale or something!â€
Check out the article at SFX.co.uk for the full interview and also a snazzy Torchwood picture of Jack and Gwen looking very â€œAngelâ€ (as in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin off).