BBC Press Release:
Captain Jack to get his own series in new Russell T Davies drama for BBC THREE
Russell T Davies is to write a sci-fi paranoid thriller in a major new drama commission for BBC THREE, it was announced today by Stuart Murphy, Controller of BBC THREE.
Torchwood is a 13-part drama series aimed at a post-watershed audience and has an organic link to Doctor Who.
"Torchwood is a British sci-fi paranoid thriller, a cop show with a sense of humour," says Davies.
"It's dark, wild and sexy, it's the X-Files meets This Life. It's a stand-alone series for adult audiences which will have its own unique identity.
"I have just begun working on the scripts with a team of writers and cannot wait to see the results."
Set in modern-day Cardiff, Torchwood stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack from Doctor Who; it's in the Christmas special and second series of Doctor Who that the story of Torchwood – a renegade group of investigators – is seeded.
However, no stories will cross over between Torchwood and Doctor Who.
The drama series is produced by BBC Wales and will be transmitted later next year.
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