RTD: Torchwood 4 “Very Dark”

Speaking to SFX recently, former Doctor Who boss and Torchwood creator, Executive Producer and lead writer Russell T Davies has revealed that the next series will be “very dark”

Former Doctor Who boss and Torchwood creator Russell T DaviesIn a huge interview on the SFX website, Davies revealed little about the plot:

“It’s too soon to give away the story, but I’ve always had this story in mind, and the whole existence of season four will make sense once you know what the story is.”

However Russell, who has been living in LA since the middle of 2009, compared the tone of the new episodes to that of Torchwood: Children of Earth.

“This story is also very dark,” he revealed. “I think with [Children of Earth], Torchwood found its feet.”

There’s also an interesting moment in which RTD reveals that he’s a bit of a PR bulls***ter…

“Jane Tranter [head of BBC Worldwide’s American arm] planned this more than I ever did. For many years she was going to move out here and do this job, and she’s always wanted dramas that could move onto that sort of scale and be funded in this way, so it all fitted with her plan really – it all just sort of naturally fell into place. And if no-one had ever bought it I’d now be telling you it was naturally dead!”

Who can you trust these days? Head on over to the SFX website for more of this interview, or check back over the next day or so as we pull more interesting quotes out…


Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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