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Torchwood’ comic to debut at Comic-Con

Posted in Comics, Torchwood with tags , on July 6, 2010 by Geek Tv
Torchwood The Official Comic #1
Titan has announced that its new Torchwood comic will debut at Comic-Con International.

Issue #1 includes ‘Captain Jack and the Selkie’, a story written by the show’s star John Barrowman with art by Tommy Lee Edwards.

The comic will be available at the event in San Diego in late July, where Edwards – who is currently working on Jonathan Ross’s Turf comic – will be signing the exclusive copies.

Torchwood #1 will be available in shops from August 10.

International Partnership announces new series of Torchwood

Posted in Torchwood with tags , , , , , on June 8, 2010 by Geek Tv

BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network, Starz Entertainment, have today announced a three way co-production partnership that will develop a new series of the hit BBC sci-fi drama Torchwood. BBC Worldwide will also distribute the series to broadcasters globally.

The 10-episode instalment will be written by a team led by Torchwood creator, Russell T Davies, and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Davies and BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Scripted, Julie Gardner, return as executive producers with BBC Worldwide Productions EVP Jane Tranter. The series has been commissioned by Controller BBC ONE, Jay Hunt, Controller BBC Drama, Ben Stephenson, and Starz President and CEO, Chris Albrecht.

While previous series were based on location in Cardiff, Wales, this new instalment will see storylines widen to include locations in the U.S. and around the world. John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return in their roles as Captain Jack and Gwen respectively, along with new faces.

Announcing the commission, Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning said: “We have a long history of working with many U.S. networks but it is incredibly exciting to be working with Starz for the first time, as well as to be reunited with the best of British in Russell, Jane and Julie. Torchwood will burst back onto the screen with a shocking and moving story with global stakes and locations that will make it feel bigger and bolder than ever”

Jane Tranter, EVP, BBC Worldwide Productions, added: “Torchwood has attracted remarkable attention and loyalty in both the UK and U.S., and in this new partnership with Starz, the next chapter will not only reward our current fans, but also introduce new viewers to the most impressive instalment yet.”

“We’re committed to programming exceptional television that is entertaining, imaginative and provides a premium TV experience, and by any measure the new concept for Torchwood fits that mandate,” Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht said. “I’ve been part of successful partnerships with Jane Tranter and the BBC previously, and I’m very much looking forward to working with them again.”

Torchwood Comic!

Posted in Comics, Torchwood with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by Geek Tv

Forbidden Planet
The hit BBC TV series hits the world of comics! This special debut issue features a story written by Captain Jack himself! Actor John Barrowman (along with his sister, Carole) brings you the story of ‘The Selkie’, as mysterious deaths strike a remote Scottish island.

Art is provided by acclaimed artist Tommy Lee Edwards, currently working with UK star Jonathan Ross on the Image comic series, Turf . In the second half of the comic, we bring you part one of a special five-part story, as Jack, Gwen and Ianto becomes trapped in a cosmic hotel!

Plus, an old villain from the TV series returns… “Broken” is by Torchwood TV script editor Gary Russell and artist Adrian Salmon.

This comic is supplied in a 50/50 mix of the art cover and photo cover. Sorry – we cannot take specific orders for either type.

Due for release  on the 9th August from Forbidden Planet.

Fox drops out of Torchwood

Posted in Torchwood with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by Geek Tv

Apparently, Fox listened to the lynch mob and according to Hollywood Reporter, the network has decided not to pursue the project.

“BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized Torchwood format,” BBC Worldwide said in a statement. “We are currently in discussion with several interested networks.”

Which means, apparently, that the project is not dead-dead, just that it’s dead at Fox. I’m really not fond of any remake just because “there just has to be an [insert nationality] version of it”! Just get your own ideas people!

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