Fox has decided not to pursue a U.S. version of the UK cult hit. The network was developing a stateside version of the “Doctor Who” spinoff, a prospect which divided fans.
BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized ‘Torchwood’ format. We are currently in discussion with several interested networks.
As to that last part, BBC Worldwide executive vp of programming and production Jane Tranter reiterated that a U.S. version was still making progress.
It’s very much ongoing and very much alive.
Also, fans shouldn’t hope for/worry about a U.S. edition “Doctor Who,” whose recent season premiere just set a ratings record on BBC America.
It may well be confusing to have a British Doctor and an American Doctor at the same time. There is only one Doctor, so I don’t see that happening.
So, I wonder who will pick it up now? SyFy are probably the best candidate because it’s owned by NBC Universal. NBC could take it as well, but then the show would be so watered down that it wouldn’t be Torchwood.
As a fan of the show, I think the BBC needs to take Torchwood back to the UK where it belongs. They need to forget the U.S. version and focus on getting the show back to its roots.