Torchwood: Children of Earth was a worldwide smash... but what's next for the sci-fi series?
Reports coming out of geek convention Comic-Con indicated that the once struggling show has been renewed for a full fourth season, but series creator Russell T. Davies has played down the rumours.
According to TV Squad, Davies told reporters in Los Angeles that another season is yet to be officially approved by the BBC. However, he added that signs are "positive".
Starting out as a sex-up Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood has a new lease on life after the BBC decided to produce its third season as a five-part miniseries airing in a single week Ã¢â¬â a departure from the usual 12-episodes, once-per-week formula.
The unusual move proved a hit: airing under the banner title Torchwood: Children of Earth, season three topped the ratings in its native Britain following its July 6 premiere (it was fasttracked to Australia on UKTV the same week), became BBC America's highest rated show ever, and earned internet-wide buzz after a major character was controversially killed off.