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"Torchwood" Series 4 Teaser

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | November 16, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | November 16, 2009 |

The first teaser trailer just hit for the upcoming fourth series of “Torchwood!” It’s definitely just a glimpse, but it really captures everything that made “Children of Earth” some of the best and darkest science fiction of the last decade.

Heh. Yeah, I’m going to hell. Probably fairly soon if any of you figure out where I live (hint: it’s not in a breadbox).

There is real “Torchwood” news of a sort though. Russell T. Davies has confirmed that there will just about totally almost definitely be a Series 4, probably starting production in January.

Says the sage and eminent Davies: “The recession has hit British television, but fingers crossed, it will be a go. We expect things to start to move in January. We’ve got great ideas for the show. I think there’s a further lease on life for many years to come, but certainly for a [fourth season].” (source: TV Guide).

I’m hoping that they go the mini-series route again in lieu of a full season. That five hour limitation on “Children of Earth” hit exactly the sweet spot of being much longer than a typical episode or movie, but not being so long that it couldn’t be one tense and cohesive story from start to finish. But I do hope that they turn loose Barrowman in a boa for a song and dance.

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