Published on March 29th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett
One of this yearâ€™s Torchwood writers, John Shiban is rumoured to be in talks with American television network AMC to produce a new science fiction drama about mankindâ€™s first encounter with extra terrestrials.
Called The Voyage, it will see a female scientist working in a jet propulsion lab trying her hardest to interact with alien life.
Isnâ€™t Torchwood a show that focuses on the 21st century, â€œwhen everything changesâ€? Sound a little close to home? But does America or anyone else need another science fiction show? With so many available, will the networks reach overkill and get bored with the genre?
Of course it may well be that the show is set in the far future so there may be some differences, weâ€™ll just have to wait and see.
Shiban has previously written for AMCâ€™s Breaking Bad and also for popular fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries. Heâ€™s worked on Buffy clone Supernatural and now had Torchwood under his belt as well.
The AMC channel has come under the limelight recently for screening the absolutely fantastic The Walking Dead, an apocalyptic Zombie drama set in America and starring British actor Andrew Lincoln in the lead role.
Right now, it looks like John has written for episode 6 of the new series of Torchwood but in the ever changing universe of Doctor Who and its sister shows, these things can always change at the last minute.