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posted by [personal profile] arielmn at 07:46pm on 07/06/2010

Torchwood to return for fourth series

The Doctor Who spin-off show has been given the green light after the BBC secured US funding


Eve Myles and John Barrowman as Gwen Cooper and Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood. Photograph: BBC

John Barrowman and Eve Myles are to return for a fourth series of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, after the BBC securing funding from the US cable network Starz Entertainment.

Barrowman, as Captain Jack Harkness, and Myles, as Gwen Cooper, will be working along with new cast members on the new 10-part series with a team of writers led by Torchwood's creator, Russell T Davies.

The new series will be a three-way co-production between BBC Wales, which made the previous series, Starz and the corporation's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, which distributes the show.

Torchwood has previously been shot on location in and around BBC Wales's Cardiff base. The new series will feature location filming in the US and around the world and is being made by BBC Worldwide Productions.

The first series of the sci-fi drama drama was broadcast on BBC3 in late 2006, with the second run shifting to BBC2 when it was transmitted in early 2008. The third series aired on BBC1 in July last year as a five-part mini-series, Children of Earth, stripped across consecutive nights.

Starz is the US broadcaster behind Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the graphic retelling of the Roman slave revolt story that has just started airing in the UK on Bravo.

The new Torchwood series will be executive-produced by Davies and the Los Angeles-based BBC Worldwide Productions executives Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner.

Torchwood was commissioned by BBC1's controller, Jay Hunt; Ben Stephenson, controller of BBC drama; and Chris Albrecht, Starz president and chief executive.

Stephenson said: "We have a long history of working with many US 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."

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Spouse's group Feng Shui Ninjas are returning to the Varsity Theater with a collection of romantic songs for Valentine's Day - and a body count!

Also on the bill are Silverness (joining us again from the Dec 17 show), Jon Li, First Annual, Kerns and the Hemispheres, and maybe more! 

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