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Tuesday, 8 June 2010
The return of Torchwood
International partnership secures new series of Torchwood. BBC Cymru Wales,BBC Worldwideand US premium entertainment networkStarz Entertainmenthave 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 creatorRussell T Davies and produced byBBC Worldwide productions. Davies andBBC Worldwide Productions' SVP Scripted,Julie Gardner, return as executive producers with BBC Worldwide Productions EVPJane Tranter. The series has been commissioned by Controller BBC One,Jay Hunt, Controller BBC Drama, Ben Stephensonand Starz Presidentand 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 US and around the world. John Barrowman andEve Myleswill 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 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." Jane Tranter, EVP,BBC Worldwide Productions, added: "Torchwood has attracted remarkable attention and loyalty in both the UK and US, 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 CEOChris 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 is a drama that puts extraterrestrial threats into a very real world, and asks how humanity deals with the danger – while fighting mankind's darkest instincts. The series was originally commissioned and produced in 2006 byBBC Cymru Wales, with the latest high octane series capturing UK audiences of more than 6million. BBC Worldwide has distributed previous Torchwood series around the world to territories such as Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Israel, Russia and across Latin America.