While Eve was in London earlier this week for the press launch of Frankie, the folks at Cultbox got a chance to chat with her and asked about the possibility of Torchwood returning.
Cultbox – Pondering Torchwood‘s future and, indeed, if it has a future, Myles commented: “We didn’t come back for the fifth series; it’s still there – it’s still bubbling away. If it has ended in Hollywood, well, then we came from BBC Three to BBC Two to BBC One to Hollywood – that’s a drama in itself. Wonderful experience, wonderful memories.”
Asked if she had spoken with Torchwood creator writer Russell T Davies about a possible fifth series, she told us: “No. But whatever Russell brings to me, I appreciate. When he’s ready, if he is ever ready, then he’s got people who love and adore it just as much as he does. ”
Given that the show was such format-shifting beast, we wondered if Eve had thoughts of a big screen version – Torchwood: The Movie. She beamed: “I’d love it, love it. That is the clean stop. It would be great if it did go out with a great bang, as it were, and we got our nice little movie. But who knows? It’s one of those things – it’s a creature that changes format every time it comes back. It might come back as a Christmas special, you don’t know. It could happen now or it could happen in twenty years time. If it pops its little head up again, I’m sure we’ll be back.”
John Barrowman has made similar predictions but recently said that he has moved on:
Something could be done in five years, something could be done in 10 years. But if I’d have sat around and waited for the last two years, I would have been bankrupt and unemployed, so I’ve moved on.
Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall also doesn’t see much hope of the show returning because he believes it lost its essence with Miracle Day:
Whether you like or dislike Torchwood, it has an essence – of madness and cheekiness and sexiness, and fun and darkness, those sort of polar facets of what it’s about, of putting those things together – and somehow it lost a bit of that somewhere in the process.
It remains to be seen if Torchwood will return again. We can speculate on what a fifth series might look like, but at the end of the day the show just needs to get back to its roots. Miracle Day was too big—and long—for its own good.