Torchwood series 4 is gearing up for production and wiley Russell T Davies has started dropping his cryptic spoilers for the new series.
DigitalSpy has reported that Davies cites Gwen Cooperâ€™s husband Rhys as a prominent character in series 4.
For those of you who havenâ€™t been following Torchwood over its last three series, Rhys (played by Kai Owen) started out as Gwenâ€™s live-in boyfriend who had no idea of who she was working for. In Series 2, the couple got married (with some disastrous Evil Dead-style events taking place at the wedding) and Rhys found out about his wifeâ€™s other life. By Series 3 (Children of Earth) Rhys is fully involved in the action and is helping Gwen to save the world. When we last saw the couple, they were on their own and ready to start a new life while expecting a child.
Now that Torchwood is coming back, so is Gwen and that means hubby Rhys stepping up to help her. Davies commented:
”I can’t imagine Gwen without [Rhys]â€¦Rhys is now ahead of the game, as it were. There’s no secrets. He’s part – they’re a team.”
Russell also added that itâ€™s double good news for actor Kai as heâ€™s just had a baby in real life as well:
”He’s just had a baby himself in real life, so he’s very happy.”
So what do we all think? Do you want more of Rhys running around after Gwen and trying to keep up with her hectic lifestyle? Or would you prefer him to be killed off, Ianto style?
Torchwood Series 4 will air on the Starz network in America in 2011, with a UK broadcast expected the same year.