The news was revealed on Twitter by Torchwood writer Jane Espenson:
â€œI just this minute got permission to tell about the Torchwood guest star I was tweeting about,â€ she told her followers. â€œTwo great Sci Fi fandoms collide.â€
â€œHeâ€™s de licious… heâ€™s de lightful. Heâ€™s de lovely â€¦ our friend Q from Star Trek: TNG, John De Lancie, is part of the #Torchwood family.â€
Espenson was at pains to point out that De Lancie would not be playing Q.
De Lancie joins a fascinating cast that includes names as diverse as Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Lena Kaur (Hollyoaks) alongside John Barrowman and Eve Myles as Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper.
Torchwood: Miracle Day will debut in the US on Starz on Friday, July 8th, with a UK broadcast yet to be confirmed.
(Via Trek Today)