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Published on January 8th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Torchwood Name Change!

No longer The New World, the highly anticipated Torchwood Series 4 will have the title Torchwood: Miracle Day and will premiere this July!

In a special announcment by BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network, Starz Entertainment, new cast, plot and character details for the new series have been confirmed.

John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return in their roles as Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper respectively, and joining them are a host of familiar faces.

ER and Lie To Me star Mekhi Phifer will play Rex Matheson, a C.I.A. operative who joins forces with Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper to fight a global conspiracy that reaches from Washington to Wales and the slums of Shanghai whilst Bill Pullman, best known for his big screen roles such as While You Were Sleeping and Independence Day will take on the role of Oswald Danes, a convicted child killer who survives his own execution to become the most infamous man on the planet.

Also making their Torchwood debuts are Alexa Havins as Esther Drummond, a deskbound C.I.A employee who dreams of active duty and who suddenly finds herself running alongside Jack, Gwen and Rex; and Arlene Tur as Dr Vera Juarez, a Washington D.C. surgeon, who ends up on the frontline of medical care on “Miracle Day” advising the government think-tanks on the best course of action for the world’s population.

OK – here’s the big plot summary that we’ve all been waiting for:

The plot of Miracle Day is the most explosive Torchwood storyline yet. One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging — they get hurt and sick — but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four months’ time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy.  The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?”, he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

The 10-episode series has been written by a team led by Torchwood creator Russell T Davies who also Executive Produces along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Scripted, Julie Gardner, BBC Worldwide Productions EVP Jane Tranter, and BBC Wales’ Bethan Jones.

So in seven months time, there will be no new world – just a Miracle Day!

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About the Author

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+.




One Response to Torchwood Name Change!

  1. Paul Cavanagh says:

    This sounds brilliant! What a great concept, and it just reeks of RTD genius to me. Bring it on! 2011 is set to be an amazing year for us Whovians – series 6/7 (with Nazis and a stetson!), Torchwod and Sarah Jane Adventures. Line me up for some reviews Christian!

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