After nearly two years away, Captain Jack and the surviving members of Torchwood are coming back.
Starz has announced (via TVLine) that the fourth season of "Torchwood" — dubbed "Torchwood: Miracle Day" — will premiere on Friday, July 8. The first three seasons of "Torchwood" were exclusively produced by the BBC in the UK. But for the fourth season, Starz has come on board as co-producers and several of the episodes were filmed around the world; including Los Angeles.
The premise for the ten episode season finds everyone on Earth suddenly becoming immortal.
“Not a single person on Earth dies” elaborated Russell T. Davies, the creator and showrunner of "Torchwood." “The old stay old. It’s great news for some people, but globally it’s an instant population boom. Earth relies on people dying. Suddenly you’re affecting everyone on the planet. That’s where the Torchwood team comes in.”
From the original Torchwood team, John Barrowman and Eve Myles reprise their respective roles as Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper. Mekhi Phifer ("ER") leads the new cast members as CIA Agent Rex Matheson, who joins with CIA Analyst Esther Katusi (Alexa Havins) to find Torchwood and solve the mysteries of Miracle Day. Arlene Tur ("Crash") will also play a doctor aligned with the team while Bill Pullman ("Independence Day") portrays a deranged killer who survives his own execution to become Torchwood’s latest threat in the new world.
Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under") has also reportedly been signed to a supporting role, while "Dollhouse" co-star Dichen Lachman will appear in at least the first episode as a CIA agent.
The first promotional poster for "Torchwood: Miracle Day" has also been released, with some ominous imagery of its own.
Be sure to check out "Torchwood: Miracle Day" this summer on Starz and be on the lookout for more coverage here at Crave Online!