Torchwood Again: Bigger Than Last Time


by Irma Arkus

Oh Torchwood, how much I’ve missed you!

Torchwood is coming back with a 5-part special Children of Earth. The trailer is finally out and available for viewing (click here.)

Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner are executive producers, and they are also joined by Peter Bennet in that department.

Director of the “Children of Earth” special is none other than Euros Lyn who directed a slew of familiar stuff, including nine episodes of Doctor Who, including: The Girl in the Fireplace, Tooth and Claw, The Runaway Bride, and Silence in the Library.

Judging from his previous work, Lyn has a taste for fast-paced story-telling grandeur, assuring us that this will be the highlight of the summer.

Russell T. Davies is quite heavily involved with this special, as he himself has written the opening and the closing chapters of the special, the first and the last episode.

Davies is joined by James Moran, known for his writing of Doctor Who, Crusoe and Primeval. Moran has written the famed Doctor Who “The Fires of Pompeii” screenplay.

Additionally, John Fay is involved with the writing, and he has sharpened his tools with a bit of Coronation Street and Robin Hood.

The story brings back Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) to fight a danger that “throws the future of Torchwood and the entire human race spiralling into danger” says the BBC.

What we can glance from the trailer, the children stop. All children stop. All the children in the world suddenly stop, and turn into something manipulated by a dark alien force, announcing its arrival. And noone else is there to stop them, except for Torchwood. And the British army.