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'Torchwood' Creator Developing New Showtime Drama Series

Russell T. Davies, who also created "Queer As Folk," returns to the network with a new gay-themed project.

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With Torchwood: Miracle Day premiering on Starz this week, Russell T. Davies has another American series in development.

 A spokesperson for Showtime confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Davies and BBC Worldwide Productions is developing  a drama series currently titled, Cucumber.

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It’s a homecoming for Davies as he re-created his British series, Queer As Folk, for the network in 2000, which went on to become one of Showtime’s most successful original series and ran for five years. The new project will also revolve around the lives of gay men.

Besides both the American and British versions of Queer As Folk and Torchwood, Davies also created the newest incarnation of BBC’s Dr. Who.

Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres Friday at 10 p.m. on Starz.

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