Torchwood Season 3 … Kind of

Posted on May 14, 2009

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Torchwood Season 3

Torchwood Season 3

While the BBC has yet to announce an official premiere date for the third mini-season of Torchwood, a BBC America exec indicated U.S. viewers can look for the show mid-summer.

Garth Ancier, president of BBC America, said that the U.S. summer broadcast will coincide with the BBC1 premiere with only a few hours, cross-Atlantic lag time, according to AfterElton.com.

The third season consists of only five, one-hour episodes, set to run on consecutive nights in the United Kingdom. BBC America will follow the same schedule, making the broadcasts an event mini-series.

While series star John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness) waits for his thespian efforts to air, he’ll be writing a Torchwood comic strip for Torchwood magazine with sister and collaborator, Carole E. Barrowman. Look for special issue No. 14 on newsstands in early February.

BBC America rolled out the first trailer for Torchwood’s third season, “Children of Earth.”

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Before its third season hits the international airwaves, Torchwood will heat up the airwaves with three new audio productions for BBC Radio, BBC iPlayer and iTunes.

The weeklong mini-series event Torchwood: “Children of Earth” will arrive on U.S. and U.K. screens in July. But fans can keep tabs on their favorite Welsh-defending alien fighters in three original radio plays.

Featuring series regulars Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd), the three 45-minute stories will outline events between Torchwood’s second and third series.

The stories will include “Asylum” by Anita Sullivan, “Golden Age” by James Goss and “The Dead Line” by Phil Ford.

U.K. fans can catch each special as part of BBC Radio 4’s “Afternoon Play” slot at 2.15 p.m (dates TBD).

I can not wait for this show to return. I really hope they make a LONGER fourth season.

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