I'm fair sure most people here have already read this but I'll put it under a cut in the unlikely event anyone is actually waiting for the next season of Torchwood and doesn't want to be spoiled.
Starz’ “Torchwood” reboot will be titled “Torchwood: The New World” and creator Russell T Davies gave some insight into the storyline.
The new story will follow a CIA agent (Rex) and analyst (Ester) who tackle an alien-related global issue. Torchwood, having been destroyed and disbanded, is “like a legend now … it’s like something that’s ceased to exist and is now spoken of only in whispers.” Soon, Rex and Ester are on the run and are seeking out the help of Captain Jack and Gwen.
“The two teams coming together is a big part of the story — are they friends or enemies? There’s a lot of sparks and excitement.”
“We definitely have a really big story to tell,” added executive producer Julie Gardner. “It’s absolutely rebooted to welcome in a new audience.”
(Hear that “reboot” haters? She said “reboot.” Reboot! Reboot!).
The ten episodes will be very fast paced, telling a self-contained story with the miniseries “Children of Earth” being used as a template.
Being on Starz, the show could potentially take advantage of looser standards for nudity and violence.
“I’ve always had loose standards and practices,” Davies said. “If the story demands intimacy or savagery, we will go there absolutely … [but] there’s nothing better than a great big global thriller that stops for a sex scene — it’s probably hard to make that happen in a thriller.”
I do realise at some point I'm going to have to let Torchwood go if my blood pressure is ever to return to something remotely normal but I'm still in denial and hanging onto to it for all I'm worth. Pathetic I know but dammit it all I love Jack and Ianto so much.
If Jack and Gwen so much as look like they're about to kiss let alone have a sex scene in this season I'm going to personally bury RTD in coffee beans and roast him. The closer we get this becoming a reality the more apprehensive I get that RTD is sacrificing what should be a bloody brilliant show to his seemingly all consuming quest to crack the US market.
I know this has probably been discussed to death by now but the more I read about next season the angrier I get.
*breathes* Ok rant over