Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes
Good news Who-verse fans, Torchwood is coming back in the form of an audio drama produced by Big Finish. The show aired for three series on BBC, until shifting to a BBC One/Starz co-production for it’s fourth and last television series. The Audio drama has been titled Torchwood: Aliens among us. Captain Jack, Gwen and Rhys will be joined by two characters created by series creator Russell T. Davis. This new season will take place after the events of Torchwood: Miracle Day, and finds the team back in Cardiff. Jack and Gwen have re-opened the Torchwood institute, but they now face a new threat that is making Cardiff increasingly darker, and they must learn to adapt to this new challenge.
The new season will be released in three box sets. The first box set, 5.1, will be arriving in August. The episode titles for Series 5.1 are: Changes Everything, Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy, Orr, and Superiority Complex
Torchwood is a spin-off of the relaunched Doctor Who series, and premiered in 2006. It centers on the Cardiff Branch of the Torchwood institute and is much darker in tone compared to it’s parent series. Torchwood often touched on darker and more mature themes than Doctor Who, and was focused on the present.
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