**UPDATE – We now know that Torchwood: The New World will be hitting screens some time in 2011, head over HERE for the full low-down**
This year’s five day event, “Torchwood: Children of Earth” was such a monumental success that I was left speechless when it seemed the future of the franchise was uncertain. At the time, John Barrowman (Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) and even Torchwood creator Russell T. Davies seemed clueless as to whether or not the BBC would commission a fourth series of the show.
But finally Torchwood fans and WHOvians alike can breath a sigh of relief – as it seems that Torchwood Season 4 may finally be confirmed! Russell T. Davies broke the news exclusively to Torchwood Magazine, saying:
“I could write you scene one of series four right now. I know exactly how to pick it up. I’ve got a shape in mind, and I’ve got stories. I know where you’d find Gwen and Rhys, and their baby, and Jack, and I know how you’d go forward with a new form of Torchwood.”
While Davies is still uncertain what shape the series will take – another mini series or a full on 13-episode season, he seems very confident indeed that he knows which direction Torchwood will take. It’s his final sentence from that quote that stands out – “A new form of Torchwood,” I’d say we’re looking at a brand new team!
Of course it’d be difficult to carry on without a new team, the deaths of Owen and Tosh in season 2, and the controversial death of Ianto in Children of Earth has left the Torchwood agents a little thin on the ground!
**UPDATE** Russell T. Davies also gave strong indication at this year’s Comic Con that Torchwood would return for a fourth season, based on the success of Children of Earth. Dark Horizons attended the panel back in July:
Asked about a fourth season of “Torchwood”, Davies wouldn’t confirm any specifics but indicated the success of ‘Children of Earth’ means its a certainty and he sounded excited to be involved. Fans though hoping for the return of some previously deceased cast members should not hold out hope.
I thought I’d throw that one in for the naysayers, make no mistake, Torchwood is far too big a property for the BBC to let slide – season four will be made, and we won’t be waiting too long either!
Source: TV Squad.