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As reported in Doctor Who: Podshock, the Doctor Who spin-off series, Torchwood is being relaunched in the US on the Starz network.
The HollywoodReporter.com has an article reporting that name of the rebooted series in the US is Torchwood: The New World. Like last year's acclaimed Torchwood: Children of Earth I would suppose. It is to be ten episodes which to my understanding are telling a story much the same way as Children of Earth did with its five episodes run.
‘Torchwood’ gets new title: ‘The New World’: "Starz' 'Torchwood' reboot will be titled 'Torchwood: The New World' and creator Russell T Davies gave some insight into the storyline.
The new story will follow a CIA agent (Rex) and analyst (Ester) who tackle an alien-related global issue. Torchwood, having been destroyed and disbanded, is 'like a legend now ... it's like something that's ceased to exist and is now spoken of only in whispers.' Soon, Rex and Ester are on the run and are seeking out the help of Captain Jack and Gwen.
According to a Hollywood Reporter article, there may be a new US version of Torchwood coming to Fox. Series creator and producer Russell T Davies along with producer Julie Gardner are to be spearheading the project with executive VP of programming and production at BBC Worldwide Productions, Jane Tranter.
The article suggests that some of the original cast may be onboard the project as well, mainly John Barrowman.
BBC AMERICA airs the next special, Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars on Saturday, December 19th at 9pm EST /8pm CST. The Doctor and Adelaide face terror on the red planet in one of the scariest and exciting adventures yet. It stars David Tennant and British stage and screen actress Lindsay Duncan (Rome, Langford) as Adelaide, the clever and strong-minded leader of Bowie Base One.
While listening to TARDIS Tara’s semi-live Comic-Con reports Podshock Episode 157, and reading and hearing various other reports on the Doctor Who panel, one comment really stood out in my mind. That was Julie Gardner’s comment on what made her fall in love with Doctor Who. She reported that the first story that Russell showed her when they started work on the series was the Season 17 story “City of Death”, and from that moment she said she has been a confirmed fan.
"Renewed? Have I? That's it, I've been renewed. It's part of the TARDIS. Without it I couldn't survive."
Outpost Gallifrey Presents:
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 157
Running Time: 1:26:39
Quasi-live coverage of San Diego Comic Con 2009, 11th Doctor's New Threads and New TARDIS, Special Reports from Tara Wheeler at SDCC, Jarrod Cooper of Hurricane Who interviewed, and more.
After the Doctor Who panel ended, I hauled butt over to the Sails Pavillion, where my Darlng Husband had run through multiple lines to get me a ticket for the autograph session and saved me a place in line.
There were wild rumors that David Tennant would take part in this session and Murray Gold had hinted on Twitter that he might also take part in it.
But no. Euros Lyn, Julie Gardner and Russell T. came in after about an hour's wait.
Thanks to the DH, I was right up in front of the line and had a moment or two to trade comments with RTD.
Of course, I have my own agenda, and asked him, as he'd just claimed that Four was *his* Doctor, why the BBC no longer distributes Doctor Who Scarf patterns.
He'd had no idea and offered to look into it. I gave him my card.
BBC America has announced that David Tennant (the 10th Doctor) and Russell T Davies (Executive Producer and Lead Writer) will be joining Julie Gardner (Executive Producer) and Euros Lyn (Director) at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
Together they all will be on a Doctor Who panel on Sunday, the 26th of July 2009 from 10 AM to 11 AM PDT at this annual event.
Meanwhile, John Barrowman (Captain Jack) will be joining Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner, and Euros Lyn on a Torchwood panel on Sunday, the 26th of July 2009 from 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM PDT.