How can you argue with the likes of Russell T. Davies, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter? Quick answer? You can’t. Collectively, they have been responsible for the original reinvention of Doctor Who (ok, regeneration, if you must), the creation of Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. As Head of Drama for BBC Wales, Gardner was merely responsible for giving such shows as Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes and Being Human a chance. Judge for yourself…
Torchwood: Miracle Day behind-the-scenes
As you can see, on the 8th of July, dying will become a non-existent factor in the daily lives of human beings. Back are both Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and, although this time not fighting aliens as they did in Torchwood: Children of Earth. Ok, they’re still responsible for saving the world, but this time, charged with trying to save it from the seemingly inviting prospect of worldwide immortality.
If you’re worried about the idea that this will fall into the abyss of abysmal American re-makes, fear not. While this is a co-pro with an American cable network, so far, anyway, it looks like it retains it’s British greatness and doesn’t suffer from being a gutted American re-make. It is set in LA, but it’s still 100% British. Again, judge for yourself….