Torchwood has changed. Since its inception and first broadcast nearly five years ago (time does fly by does it not?) the show has become a different beast altogether. And thatâ€™s something that one of the writers has noticed as well.
John Fay, who wrote two episodes of Torchwood: Children of Earth and, more recently, has written episode nine of Torchwood: Miracle Day, recently remarked that the show now has much more of an â€œAmericanâ€ feel to it. A large American cast and some filming in the country are large factors in this. Torchwood was always a show that appeared to big for its boots, so a bit of an American feel might not necessarily be a bad thing; it may actually give it a grander and more epic feel.
Having recently sat down with the other writers, Fay did find things slightly daunting at first:
“The other writers in the room were phenomenal… We got on great, I think.”
Those who are hoping that Fayâ€™s writing style has mellowed over the last couple of years may not be too pleased as he commented on the death of poor Ianto Jones:
“When death is a reality in a drama, the jeopardy is greater [and] the stakes are greater.â€
So it looks like not only will we be getting a far more stateside view on science fiction (any money elements of Miracle Day will mirror 24 and other successful shows) but lots of gruesome deaths along the way!
Torchwood: Miracle Day will be airing this year on the BBC in the UK and on the Starz Â channel in the US.