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Starz’ “Torchwood” reboot will be titled “Torchwood: The New World” and creator Russell T Davies gave some insight into the storyline.
The new story will follow a CIA agent (Rex) and analyst (Ester) who tackle an alien-related global issue. Torchwood, having been destroyed and disbanded, is “like a legend now … it’s like something that’s ceased to exist and is now spoken of only in whispers.” Soon, Rex and Ester are on the run and are seeking out the help of Captain Jack and Gwen.
“The two teams coming together is a big part of the story — are they friends or enemies? There’s a lot of sparks and excitement.”
“We definitely have a really big story to tell,” added executive producer Julie Gardner. “It’s absolutely rebooted to welcome in a new audience.”
(Hear that “reboot” haters? She said “reboot.” Reboot! Reboot!).
The ten episodes will be very fast paced, telling a self-contained story with the miniseries “Children of Earth” being used as a template.
Being on Starz, the show could potentially take advantage of looser standards for nudity and violence.
“I’ve always had loose standards and practices,” Davies said. “If the story demands intimacy or savagery, we will go there absolutely … [but] there’s nothing better than a great big global thriller that stops for a sex scene — it’s probably hard to make that happen in a thriller.”
Here’s two teaser posters on display at TCA:
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