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Published on August 19th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Torchwood Series 4 Synopsis

This week Starz have released a bucket full of Torchwood Series 4 information, and we’re wading through it to bring you the most important portions.

Torchwood Series 4As we’ve heard already, the fourth series of Torchwood – set to shoot in January and air in late 2011 – has a more “international” flavour than the previous series, although naturally it retains the two key characters, Gwen Cooper and Captain Jack Harkness. Starz have been good enough this week to release a synopsis of the series…

When C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy, he finds himself unearthing a threat which challenges the entire human race. The answers seem to lie within an old, secret British institute, known only as Torchwood. But Torchwood was destroyed, years ago, and the keys to the institute are held by its only two survivors – former Police Officer Gwen Cooper, who has long since disappeared along with her husband and child, and the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness, a man whose history seems to stretch back centuries.

With Rex under attack from all sides, in both the US and the UK, he soon discovers there are forces at work within every level of society, determined to stop Torchwood’s return. As a chain of events across the world links together the most disparate and unlikely individuals – including a surgeon, a killer, senators and CEOs – a new Torchwood team takes shape. But this time, the threat is much closer to home, as they realize that their greatest enemy is mankind itself…

There’s nothing better than a global conspiracy mystery – but we’ve got a long time to go before we can experience the thrills of Torchwood series 4!

Keep checking back over the next few days for more on the fourth series of the popular Doctor Who spin-off, as well as more from Russell T Davies’ SFX Magazine interview!


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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+.

5 Responses to Torchwood Series 4 Synopsis

  1. Know who should play Rex? David Tennant.

  2. avatar johnoed says:

    After reading the synopsis I’ll go out on a limb to say it sounds like this will occur several years in the future from the last Torchwood. Let’s hope Gwen Cooper isn’t aged to a ridiculous point where her child is now a teenager.

    • i’d say 5 years myself. its always 5, never 2. no chance for anything to become legend if its 2 years

  3. avatar robbiedai says:

    Rex is not your C.I.A Agent.

  4. avatar Carn says:

    i wish i could skip ahead 5 years in my own life and see if things got any better.

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