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- 'Torchwood' lines up U.S. writers for 2011 Starz run
By Mikey O'Connell
August 6, 2010 4:10 PM ET
torchwood-season-4-john-barrowman-eve-myles.jpgSeason 4 of racy British sci-fi series "Torchwood" looks to be more Americanized than originally thought. Following the BBC's deal to co-produce the 2011 return with U.S. cable network Starz, creator Russell T. Davies is now working with several American TV writers to help script the 10-episode order.
The Chicago Tribune reports that three new writers come from the U.S. and each has an impressive sci-fi pedigree. Doris Egan ("House," "Tru Calling"), Jane Espenson ("Battlestar Galactica," "Buffy," "Caprica") and John Shiban ("Breaking Bad," "Supernatural," "The X-Files") will all write episodes in the coming season, in addition to Davies and "Torchwood" alum John Fay.
And these won't be stand-alone episodes like those from the series' first two seasons. Davies maintains that Season 4 will follow the formula of plot-focused "Torchwood" miniseries "Children of Earth."
As previously reported, the new, bigger-budget "Torchwood" will also film in North America, filling out its whittled-down cast -- only John Barrowman and Eve Myles remain -- with international actors.
Season 4 starts production in January, with an official summer 2011 release date expected to be announced sometime before then.