Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Radio Plays!

Breaking news! John Barrowman has said that Torchwood is coming back in the form of radio plays. Here's the quote, care of Rob Owen of the Community Voices blogs. 
"I do know that we're doing three or four radio plays for the BBC for 'Torchwood,'" Barrowman said. "My sister and I are discussing the possibility of writing one of them and whether or not that leads to something [on TV] ... But I'm full-time with 'Arrow' now. It's not a question of me not wanting to do it, it's a question of the BBC wanting to do it or others wanting to do 'Torchwood.' I know the fans are out there so I think they'd be silly not to."
You can check out that original article here.
As the creators of Arrow are Doctor Who fans; having brought in Barrowman as well as Alex Kingston, it's no surprise that they are more than willing to let Barrowman run off to do a special. According to John, one of the plays will include the Torchwood Team, but it wasn't specified whether that was the season 1 and 2 team or a later version. Fingers crossed that Toshiko, Owen, and Ianto get to come back for an all new story! The other plays will be "character-based" and no further information was given at this time. 
Julie Gardner and Russel T. Davies are both involved in the project. 
John and his sister, Carole, first joined forces to pen John's Autobiography "Anything Goes." Since then they have tackled a second biography, two installments of YA fiction series called Hollow Earth, and a Torchwood novel called Exodus Code. It would be interesting to see what they have to bring to the table for a Torchwood radio play.  
If you haven't read John and Carole's Torchwood book, Exodus Code, check it out at Amazon .
What do you hope to hear in the next batch of Torchwood Radio plays? What old voices can you not wait to have back? Let us know in the comments! 


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kiss, Kiss, Bye, Bye

A statement regarding TORCHWOOD.tv:

It's been two years since the last full season of Torchwood aired; almost three since it was recorded.

At this point, it is highly unlikely that the show will return for a fifth season, or at all in any format (although lets remain hopeful!).

As such, there 's very little new news to report on.

For the time being then, the site is closed for business. Its archive of Torchwood related news, dating back to the day the show was announced in late 2005, remains.

We're proud of what we've achieved here since then.

Thanks to everybody who's contributed, either through writing the blog, leaving comments, or simply visiting us.

Don't forget, as if you could, that you can pick up all of Torchwood's television episodes on demand, or DVD/Blu-Ray. There 's also a wealth of Radio Episodes and other audio exclusives for you to hunt down and enjoy, also.

Be seeing you...

Jackharkness

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Miracle!

Starz has had a successful launch of the new Torchwood series, Miracle Day. New episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day air Friday nights at 10:00.

Recently, Starz brought the cast of Torchwood to San Diego Comic Con where they participated in a screening of the third episode as well as a panel. You can take a look at that panel here:

There were also plenty of wonderful interviews that happened over the course of the Comic Con weekend. If you're interested, leave a comment saying so, and I'll gather a collection of them in an upcoming blog post.

For those lucky viewers who have Ipads or Iphones, you can check out the original motion comic Torchwood: Web of Lies. The series is written by Jane Espenson and features the voice talents of John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Eliza Dushku. Web of Lies is an interactive, enhanced story that gives away clues to the sinister forces behind the "miracle" of Miracle Day. Go check out the first episode on You Tube here:

For more information on Web of Lies, including how to download each new episode that will be released in tandem with new episode airings of Miracle Day, check out this website.

For those of you who still pine for some more traditional Torchwood tales, there are three BBC Radio Plays that take place just before and just after the Children of Earth mini series. There are also three new novels in the works. Stay tuned for more information on those.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Torchchat!

Starz has just launched a new branch of their forum just for Torchwood fans!

http://community.starz.com/t5/Torchwood/Welcome/td-p/59535

Here's the official place to go and talk Torchwood. You can also follow @torchwood_starz on twitter for updates, including a look at the first publicity posters for Torchwood: The New World. The photos are recycled from Children of Earth, but it's still pretty cool.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Torchwood: The New World

This morning, Russel T. Davies and Julie Gardener shared some information about the upcoming series of Torchwood. "Torchwood: The New World" is slated to premiere on the Starz network in the summer of 2011. That new world branches out from Cardiff and into Washington DC and Los Angeles. Davies confirmed that Eve Myles, John Barrowman, and Kai Owen will be returning for the new season. No word as of yet about Gwen's baby or the nature of Jack's return.

Gardner did say that this series would be a reboot ("Children of Earth" was often called a "relaunch" by the production team) in order to welcome new audiences. She didn't expand on what reboot would mean for any returning viewers. It was also mentioned that the 10-episode season would be similar to the "Children of Earth" mini series format. Each episode is supposed to crammed full of action and story and all the episodes are very tightly knit together.

Spoiler TV reports: "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."

( Read more: http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/08/torchwood-official-season-4-title.html#ixzz0vxC1Im5H )

Just a few days before this press release, it was announced that John Shiban (X-Files, Supernatural), Jane Espenson (Buffy, Warehouse 13, Caprica), John Fay (Torchwood: Children of Earth days 2, 4) and Doris Egan (Tru Calling, House) would be on the Torchwood writing team. Whatever your feelings about Torchwood may be, there is no denying that this is an impressive line up of writers working on the upcoming season.

Fans have felt very passionate about the future of Torchwood. People have stated many opinions on whether they wanted to stand by the series or not. So, readers, what do you think of this new season so far? Has anyone been swayed by the promise of such a fantastic writing team? Do you prefer the original tone and format over the fast-paced mini-series?