Torchwood is no more….for now. It seems that even though Torchwood’s latest tale, Miracle Day, achieved strong ratings and generally positive feedback from viewers and reviewers it has yet to be decided if another series will be made.
Lead actor John Barrowman remains keen to do another stint as Captain Jack but it seems that everything Torchwood has been put on pause for the time being, which is a shame seeing as the series has really found its footing over the last couple of years.
Whilst Torchwood started life with thirteen episodes a year and a new challenge for the team each week, the show matured and grew into something very different to simply “the adult version of Doctor Who”. Children of Earth saw a fantastic five-part tale spread over one week on BBC One and Miracle day was an engaging and inventive ten part epic.
As the show has evolved and changed so much over the last five years from its initial inception, now may be the time to look at the possibility of a Torchwood movie. The possibilities are endless for storylines; it wouldn’t be difficult to pick up the story as Torchwood manages to hit the rest button on its characters pretty easily. In the same way that Joss Whedon’ s Firefly evolved into the big-screen Serenity, so could Torchwood. This is a marvellous storytelling opportunity; you could even throw in a Dalek or Cyberman for good measure or even an occasional visit from the Time Lord himself if you wanted to keep a link to the Doctor Who world.
So, we say right now on Kasterborous: forget Doctor Who on the silver screen.
The campaign for a Torchwood feature film starts here!
Big, sprawling and epic, oozing with charm and sexy one liners and having the Torchwood team battle a threat so massive that the whole of the Universe is at stake.