Comic-Con was last week and Torchwood made the headlines with some updates for the new series that will begin production in the USA just after the New Year.
Showrunner Russell T Davies said that the show would be darker:
Actually, this story is also very dark. I think with that, Torchwood found its feet. People found something very compelling and very chilling about it. I love the way people got on their high horse saying, ‘Oh, he killed his grandson!’ Hello! He saved every single child in the world! If you would fail to do that then you’re the monster, frankly. It’s this extraordinary treatment that only science fiction heroes get You find that. If ever a word is said out of place by the Doctor or Captain Jack, or even by Sarah Jane sometimes, people throw their hands up in horror, whereas in any other drama any character is capable of any thing at any time. That’s the only way to write, and it’s the same for these people as well. I thought it was fascinating and challenging what he did there, but hardâ€”it was so hard. I do think with the whole ofChildren Of Earth we found a new heartland for Torchwood.
Not sure how it could possibly get any darker…
Also, our friends at Life, Doctor Who and the Combom had a few details about the new series and what it will be like:
- – It will one long story of 10 episodes.
- – It will have a very American flavour.
- – This story is also very dark.
More New Series Torchwood details when we have them! Stay tuned!