There was a lot of speculation a few months ago about Torchwood coming to the United States as a possible Fox or ABC syndicated show.  Those opportunities fell through, but that doesn’t mean Torchwood has been kicked to the curb.  The pay cable channel Starz has announced that is has picked up the U.S. rights for a new 10-episode season of Torchwood that will feature the key players.  This includes John Barrowman as Captain Jack and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper.

Behind the scenes, the show’s creator Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner will return as executive producers, with Davies taking on show-running duties. According to Carmi Zlotnik, Starz Media managing director, Davies and his team have a “compelling vision for the evolution of the Torchwood saga that really takes the story into whole new areas.”

It’s good news for fans of the series, but considering the Starz package from most cable providers doesn’t come with HBO, Cinemax of Showtime packages, that’s another big monetary commitment for fans.

The show is expected to begin airing in the summer of 2011 on both Starz in the U.S. and on BBC One in the U.K.

via Sci-Fi

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2 Comments

  1. June 8, 2010 at 3:58 pm — Reply

    If it’s coming to Starz, does that also mean it’s coming to Netflix?

  2. morpheus
    June 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    Chris B you beat me to it. It seems like as soon as a movie shows up on Starz it is available streaming on Netflix. It would be nice to be able to watch Torchwood without having Starz.

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