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." ....
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 don't quite have as much faith in this as I had in the first. Maybe it's because of the producer saying it will be "faithful to the first". I don't ever see that as a good sign. But I guess we'll see.
The thing I liked about Torchwood, is that it didn't depend n sex in order to bring in an audience. Sure, seasons 1 and 2 had the rare spots of sexual tension, but it was always the story that drew me in. But to think that RTD will comply to Starz asking for "more sex for ratings", that is the point to stop depending on proper fan respect and start depending on ratings and profit.
I would say it's about time, but then I was hoping for more of a 'typical Torchwood return'. I'm going to assume also, that this is the one based in the US? There was some talk a while back about two ways they could go, either rebuild from the events in Cardiff, or move to a US storyline (in which Jack would have a small role).
Be interesting anyway. Finding Gwen shouldn't be a problem, though I'm not sure how they plan on finding Jack. He's off world at the moment isn't he?