Torchwood, that funny little spin off show that came from an utterance in Doctor Who in 2005 and then grew in the most phenomenal way to be one of the most popular shows made by the BBC, is not the same as it was.
What started out as a thirteen episode a year, monster-of-the-week show has now regenerated into a different animal altogether. This is good, because most television shows rarely survive long years if they don’t change a bit now and then.
Viewers who tune in this month to watch Miracle Day, the latest Torchwood adventure split up into ten epic parts, may be forgiven (if they haven’t tuned in since series one that is) for thinking they were watching a completely different show.
But stick with it, faithful viewers, because Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman, has promised that this is still the same Torchwood that we all love and know. It’s just got a bit more glittery.
“We’re still the same edgy Torchwood [and we] still have the edgy characters and storylines that people seem to like.”
There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that this new series of Torchwood will be a slightly different beast considering how it has been made but with the same regulars from before and Russell T Davies firmly in the captains chair, it’s going to be one heck of a show.