Torchwood to air on BBC Two
Torchwood, the smash-hit thriller drama created by Doctor Who writer
Russell T Davies, is currently filming for a new series which will be
shown on BBC Two early next year.
Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Gwen (Eve Myles), Owen (Burn
Gorman), Tosh (Naoko Mori) and Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) return as the
close-knit team of investigators solving alien and human crimes as they
delve into the underworld of modern day Cardiff.
The high-octane storylines, filmed in and around Cardiff, include
Torchwood's encounter with a rogue Time Agent; a tragic time-slip from
World War One; and a memory-thief who uncovers long-forgotten secrets
among the entire team.
Making a special guest appearance in the first episode is James Marsters who starred as Spike, the punk-goth vampire, in Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Commenting on his role in Torchwood, James says: "I am a huge
fan of Doctor Who and Torchwood so it was me who knocked on their door.
"I am really excited about the character I am playing. I can't say too
much about him, except he is naughty and a bit of a psychopath."
Later on in the run Alan Dale makes a star appearance. Alan is currently
appearing in Ugly Betty as Bradford Meade and he is well known for his
roles in The O.C., Lost, The West Wing and as Jim Robinson in the
Australian hit soap Neighbours.
He said: "I am thrilled to be working on
Torchwood and delighted to be in England again. I am a huge fan of
British television drama."
Another familiar face among the surprise guest stars is Doctor Who's
gorgeous companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) who brings her time-travelling expertise and medical skills to the team halfway through the
She says: "I'm really looking forward to working with the
Torchwood team and can't wait to start filming.
"It's a huge new challenge
and a wonderful opportunity to develop and expand the character of Martha
Russell T Davies said: "Filming is well underway in Cardiff, and we're
aiming to make the show bigger and bolder than ever, as we move to our
new home on BBC Two.
"It's too early to start giving things away, but
we've got some amazing guest stars, fearsome new aliens, and compelling
new storylines that will push the Torchwood team further than ever
The 13-part series is written by Chris Chibnall, Catherine
Tregenna, Helen Raynor, James Moran, Joseph Lidster, Peter J Hammond, JC
Wilsher and Matt Jones.
Created by Davies, with Chris Chibnall as co-producer and lead writer,
the first series, which aired on BBC Three last year, achieved the
channel's highest ever ratings – with an audience of 2.5 million for the
Torchwood is executive produced by Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner,
Head of Drama in BBC Wales. The producer is Richard Stokes.