While it never reached the commercial and critical heights of Torchwood: Children Of Earth, this year’s long-awaited fourth season of Torchwood: Miracle Day, appears to have been a solid enough success.
Granted, it’s proven quite divisive in terms of reaction to the show, but the UK ratings have been solid, and Starz made noises along the lines that it would be happen to fund another outing for Captain Jack and his team.
Yet, as always seems to be the case with Torchwood now, there’s some doubt as to when we’ll see Jack and Gwen again, if at all. Mainly because of silence from all concerned. That’s appreciating that Miracle Day left things on a bit of a cliffhanger, teasing a further adventure. As of yet, though, no further adventure has been confirmed.
This is generally unusual in American television, where a new season tends to be announced reasonably quickly. But then Torchwood isn’t a ‘usual’ show. As Starz had pointed out earlier in the year, a new Torchwood story is in the hands of Russell T Davies. And right now, Russell T Davies is also developing a new show with Showtime in the US, Cucumber, a drama about gay men.
How Starz feels about Davies producing a different production for Showtime is something we’re in no position to shed light on, but the impression we’ve been left with is that, were Davies to say yes to more Torchwood, more Torchwood would happen. Okay, it’s never that simple, but he seems to hold the lion’s share of the cards here, if not the money itself.