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Published on October 17th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Myles on Torchwood’s Future

Speaking with the New Zealand Herald online, actress Eve Myles has spoken about the success of Torchwood and what is has done to change her life over the past five years.

Torchwood: Miracle Day will start showing on Prime and in the build up to that, Myles talks about her journey with the program so far.

Talking about the new setting for Torchwood (largely America):

“Taking it over to Hollywood there was a massive sense that “okay it’s the fourth series but we need to make it as if it was the first. We need to make it massive” and hopefully that is what we have achieved.”

But now that Torchwood is a BBC/Starz production means that the casting saw appearances from some big names in Hollywood, something that was difficult for Myles to adapt to:

“Lauren Ambrose [from Six Feet Under who plays scheming PR consultant Jilly Kitzinger], I think she’s literally got an injunction out on me because all I did was stand by her and stare. I’m a complete fangirl myself, pretending to be cool.”

The character of Gwen Cooper has been through a lot of changes between Torchwood: Children of Earth and Miracle day but how does that affect the dynamic of how she is portrayed on screen?

“They’ve made her a mother, a wife, a daughter and also team leader with Jack Harkness. She has a love-hate relationship with this organisation. But it’s the most exciting time of her life.”

Here in the UK we’ve obviously experienced the amazing adventure that Gwen embarks on, but the future of Torchwood is less assured since the series ended. According to Eve Myles, however:

“As long as there is Russell T. Davies there is life in Torchwood.”

For those of you who haven’t managed to catch Torchwood: Miracle Day as yet, it’s a belter of a story, sending Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper through a ten part emotional rollercoaster.

Be sure not to miss it!

Over in New Zealand, Torchwood: Miracle Day is currently showing on Prime at 9.35 pm on Thursdays.



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5 Responses to Myles on Torchwood’s Future

  1. avatar Marcus says:

    Belter of a story? Emotional rollercoaster? Did you watch the same Miracle Day as everyone else….?

  2. avatar ChrisM says:

    Miracle Day was awful. Great premise stretched out too much with irrelevant sideshows. Gwen, in particular, was a completely different character.

    It was dull and even worse, it made me indifferent to it.

  3. avatar Bryan Simcott says:

    I dont know what programme you all watched (or were expecting) but our household thinks Miracle Day was the best series of TORCHWOOD so far.

    it was very Dark, very grusome and had some brilliant shock tactic moments. Certainly a differnt view of the world and Humanity than RTD usualy serves up

    John and Eve were both excellent as were the all star cast.

    Superb Series

    • avatar James says:

      Agreed! Miracle Day was superb!

      It had i’s flaws, just like any and every other series does. but it was no where near as bad as all the ‘haters’ are making it out to be.

      You also have to bear in mind, people, that this was effectively a first series, as it was made in a completely different way to any of the others. If there is a 5th Torchwood series then it would no doubt be much improved as they will have found their feet a lot more.

      Hoping for some more Torchwood action!

  4. avatar Drew Fleming says:

    I couldn’t sit through a whole episode of Miracle Day but I am glad other people managed to extract some entertainment value from it. I believe that it’s time for Torchwood to be brought back in-house and for a new creative team to take over. Even four seasons on Torchwood continues to remind me of that old saying “A camel is a horse designed by committee”.

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