It’s seems a world ago that the BBC and Starz Entertainment announced the title of the long awaited fourth series of Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood, but already pre-production seems to be getting well under way on the adult sci-fi show.
Torchwood: The New World is set to premiere sometime in 2011 – most likely the Summer – and the show promises to feature a more Americanized slant on the classic series. Along with the return of show regulars Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) three new faces will be added to the team, C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson (a part rumoured to have recently been turned down by Lone Star actor, James Wolk), Agent Esther Katusi and the newest addition, surgeon Vera Juarez – who according to Deadline has recently been cast! According to recent reports from the site, Crash actress Arlene Tur will be joining the show as recurring character surgeon Juarez. This leaves the two roles of Matheson and Katusi as the only remaining leads (that we know of) that haven’t been cast.
In other Torchwood news, John Barrowman has recently expressed his excitement of moving to Los Angeles to shoot the US leg of Torchwood: The New World. Speaking during an interview with The Chris Moyles Show, the actor said:
“We’re filming in Wales and Los Angeles as it’s a co-production now with the BBC and the Starz Network. I’m very excited.”
“It’ll be worked out where we’re doing the chunk of filming in the Cardiff area prior to going out and then we’ll film our chunk in Los Angeles.”