HDNet just announced that they have acquired the HD rights to the first twenty-six episodes of Torchwood, the darker cousin spin-off of BBC’s Dr. Who series starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness.
“We’re thrilled to be airing Torchwood in HD,” said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder of HDNet. “This is certainly a Russell T. Davies signature show. Torchwood explores adult themes and doesn’t shy away from anything. Whether it’s the diverse storylines or the hero’s ambivalence to sexual boundaries, this is not your typical show, and I love it.”
HDNet will premiere Torchwood on Monday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. ET with encore airings scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET, and 1:00 a.m. ET to accommodate west coast prime time.
The first season of Torchwood also launches on BBC America beginning September 8.