Both co-stars Eve Myles and John Barrowman have expressed wanting to do another Torchwood series. Now the Starz Network is echoing their desire.
Russell T. Davies, John Barrowman, and Julie Gardner explicitly stated at Comic-Con in 2011 and on other occasions that if it were not for the backing and finance of the Starz Network, there would not have been another Torchwood series. The BBC did not have the cash and incentive to go it alone.
The CEO of the Starz Network, Chris Albrecht, in promoting the company’s series Magic City, was asked about their commitment to Torchwood by Multichannel News.
MCN: Is there anything more out of the Torchwood camp? I know you’re close with the people there…
CA: You know, Russell [Davies] is so busy. Obviously, we’re in touch with the BBC all the time. They are our partners on DaVinci’s Demons and the Harem project that you just mentioned. We told them, we stand by ready for any news, but I think it would be a while before Russell came back to Torchwood.
As Albrecht states, Davies is currently wrapped up in producing a new children’s TV series for the BBC, and Barrowman has just signed on to do a new American TV series called Gilded Lillys. It is unlikely that a new series could even begin to be shot before summer 2013.
Do you want a Torchwood return, or should it be put to rest?