With Torchwood: Miracle Day only a matter of weeks away, speculation is starting to rise about whether the show that we eventually get to see will be familiar old Torchwood or a whole new creature altogether.
Whilst it is important for the show to not abandon its roots or for it to forget where it came from, it’s important that it evolves with the times and is accessible for a wide audience to enjoy – surely that’s the only way that we’ll get more Torchwood!
Speaking to the BBC, Torchwood creator and writer Russell T Davies has talked about how even though the new series of Torchwood travels the globe akin to a Bond movie, it won’t forget its Welsh roots or the fact that it is still a spinoff of Doctor Who.
During the screening of Episode 1 at the BFI in London, Davies told the BBC that:
“It starts in Wales, they go on the run across the United States, but they come back to Wales. I don’t want people to think we’ve abandoned the homeland.”
John “Captain Jack” Barrowman also promised that the show will be a must-see for all Torchwood fans:
“Loyal fans will recognise it in the first second.”
The newest series of Torchwood looks to be the best one yet, full of exciting action sequences, solid acting and exotic locations.
Torchwood airs on Starz from next week on July 8th, and will air in the UK probably sometime later in July.