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Published on September 11th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

More Torchwood? ALREADY!? (No!)

Rumours of a fifth series for Torchwood have been dancing around the web since before the first episode of Miracle Day aired, and while we’re yet to receive any formal confirmation (and it might be a while before any is forthcoming), this little surprise was seen in Australia this weekend:

(You can disregard the title of the video, we reckon…)

So what is in the offing? With no news of another series in production and John Barrowman currently (certainly until recently) back in the UK, it seems likely that if this was true, an announcement would be made pretty soon.

Could it be that Starz/BBC Wales are planning to announce something just as soon as the final episode airs in the UK on Thursday? Could the wheels already be turning for a sooner press release, perhaps as soon as Monday?

Or… could it simply be a series of Torchwood repeats?

After all, for a new series to be aired in early 2012, it has to be made first, something that could prove a bit of a problem. It’s currently September, and with the Winter break in mid-December it doesn’t seem likely that a full series could possibly be ready in time.

So, repeats it is then! (Or perhaps a Torchwood TV movie – after all, it’s the only format left…)

(Via DWMTweets and DrWhoOnline on Twitter)

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




4 Responses to More Torchwood? ALREADY!? (No!)

  1. avatar Krumstets says:

    Yes, bring it back !
    Maybe this time they will get it right and dispense with the confusing,meandering dragged out story that was `Miracle Day’.
    That was so heavy in its soap opera storytelling I forgot that it was Torchwood at one point.
    All is not lost though, it could still come back and be a superb 10 part series that keeps up the pace.
    Lets get back to the alien aspect of the series, without it,the show is a big fail.


  2. TV Movie?? Why not just a full-blown movie? They could do it by January, surely ;)

  3. avatar ChrisL says:

    Well I have to admit that, in contrast to my earlier criticism of this much maligned series, I actually enjoyed the final 3 or 4 episodes.
    I for one am prepared to give RTD another chance at getting the new format right.

    I think it’s fair to say that “Torchwood: Miracle Day” has been a bit of a flop overall.
    The ponderous build up to the actual meat of the story left many viewers tearing their hair out, but hopefully Russell T Davies will have learned from the negative reaction of his hardcore fans and next time he’ll deliver a leaner, meaner, more exciting Torchwood.

    Sometimes having bigger budgets and access to more locations etc. can be a hindrance to a creative mind such as his – the temptation must be there for him to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, into the mix.
    He’s had his “Hollywood” moment now and hopefully he’ll return to providing better, more compact, more exciting scripts and plot development as he has previously.

    I certainly hope this hasn’t been the last we see of Torchwood, I’d hate for it to be remembered like this and I think he deserves another chance.

  4. avatar Alex says:

    I think they’re just announcing repeats. Starz would have made an announcement right after its broadcast if they were planning more Torchwood, and for the show to resume in only a few months it would need to be in production now.

    That said, I certainly hope we’ll see more. The ending (no I won’t spoil) has left me wanting more. But realistically I don’t expect to see any more Torchwood until fall 2012 at the earliest. RTD has another series he’s working on (that “Cucumber” thing) and Barrowman is lobbying for a return to Doctor Who for the 50th anniversary. Doesn’t sound like folks who are about to ramp up a new season so quickly.

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