Friday, August 6, 2010

'Torchwood' Series 4 Writers Revealed and I'm Impressed!

The Chicago Tribune has a story on Torchwood Series 4 and it reveals the names of four other writers that will join Russel T Davies in penning the 10-part series that will begin filming early in 2011, and will air the following summer on Starz.

Along with Russel T Davies, who will pen several of the episodes as befit the showrunner, the new writers are:

John Shiban (Breaking Bad, Supernatural, The X-Files)

Doris Egan (House, Tru Calling, Dark Angel)

Jane Espenson (Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy)

John Fay (UK Torchwood)

Apparently, the writers are now hard at work writing the scripts for the upcoming new season. The story will tell an international tale in a serialized, overarching storyline in ten episodes, as in the format of Torchwood: Children of Earth.

[Chicago Tribune]

The names on the list are clearly impressive, especially - well to me at least - Jane Espenson. Though they are mostly American writers, I am certain that they will keep the subtle (or not so subtle) British humour and story style that I admire from, well, British series, so that Torchwood will still feel like the same show. I'm also quite certain that Davies will put his mark on the scripts.

Torchwood Series 4 will see the return of John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper. Casting is on the way for the many new characters that will appear on the series.

What do you think of the new writers for Torchwood?

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