Fox Developing U.S. Version of Torchwood


Fox is developing a U.S. version of Torchwood, the popular British sci-fi series that aired on BBC America.

Torchwood creator Russell Davies is writing the script, according to James Hibberd who broke the story on his Livefeed blog.

“Unlike U.S. adaptations that have gone awry, Torchwood fans can take comfort that the original producing team is on board. Some of the current cast — most likely John Barrowman, who plays the immortal Capt. Jack Harkness — might star if Fox orders Torchwood to pilot,” says Hibberd.

For more, jump to Hibberd’s blog.

Not all fans of the series will take comfort, however. A controversial character death during the penultimate episode of the BBC mini Torchwood: Children of Earth caused a stir among some viewers.