Torchwood. The name for me brings to mind BBC America, edgy science fiction, and some great stories. So why in the heck is it moving to Starz?
Now called Torchwood: The New World, it’s slated for a 10-episode run in the summer of 2011. We’ll be introduced to CIA Agent Rex and CIA Analyst Esther who stumble on a global alien issue; they will meet up with Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) who no longer have a Torchwood headquarters to come home to. Disbanded and lost, they’ll be needed once again by the world at large.
Here’s my problem. BBC America is not a pay channel. Starz is. Now I have to pay to get my Torchwood fix? What gives!? More nudity and language? Is it really needed?
For many more details about the new series, check out this great article at AfterElton.