With the end of summer drawing closer, news on the next series of Torchwood is just starting to heat up.
ZAP 2 it did an interview with Torchwood creator Russell T. Davies and he reveals more information on the story and new characters for the next series.
“Torchwood: The New World” isn’t a John Smith-Pocahontas homage, but does set a significant amount of storytelling in the U.S. In fact, the show will visit many shores beyond Cardiff.
“It has this global sweep to it which is justified by the story,” creator Russell T. Davies says Saturday (Aug. 7) during the final day of summer press tour. “I hate to say ‘international in scope’ because it usually means a scene set in Berlin for no reason.”
Davies hadn’t automatically planned to continue “Torchwood,” but then changed his mind after “Children of Earth” aired.
“[It] got phenomenal figures in Britain and did beautifully over here on BBC America,” he says. “There was just a buzz about it. ‘Children of Earth’ was a new form of ‘Torchwood’ and something clicked. It just inspired me. The story of the new ‘Torchwood’ is something that’s been ticking away in the back of my head for a long while.”
For those of you that are worried about the next series of Torchwood losing its Welsh roots, here’s some good news from executive producer Julie Gardner:
“The Welsh setting still features in a really significant way as we move forwards so when we start filming in January, we will start filming in Wales,” confirms executive producer Julie Gardner. “There will be beautiful landscapes. Gwen Cooper is still that character. She’s still Welsh. Her story will take place in the U.S. but also very much in the UK, so that flavor of Wales will be very apparent.”