Torchwood renewed for fourth season?

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 — 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.

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Aug 2, 2009 4:02PM EDT

Hopefully season four happens, but it's hard to say if the series will be as good without Ianto. Not to mention that season 3 had an empty cast without Tosh and Owen. Russel T. Davies is a really good writer, but can he revive the show after dispatching so many key members of the Torchwood team?

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Aug 2, 2009 5:31PM EDT

I never really thought of it that way as I so enjoyed season 3, but I have to agree with you. Now I realise how much those characters bought to the show. Can there be just Jack and Gwen? Guess we will just have to wait and see.

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Aug 4, 2009 4:49AM EDT

i believe they are gonna take on lois and gwens husband and gwen herself with jack if they do renew it. maybe even gwens cop friend.

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Aug 4, 2009 12:44PM EDT

I'd never heard of the Torchwood series ( but had seen Captain Jack on the Dr. Who series) until I found the 5 part, season 3 miniseries on BBC America and now I'm embarrassingly hooked by it. What a great show! I'm in America and don't get BBC A. except with "On Demand" but I just knew there had to be more out there so found this site and went looking. I'm just spent the weekend watching season 1 and 2 and have watched season 3's shows over again. Like I said, embarrassingly hooked. :-)There just has to be more to come, it's too good to let go. What, we need more "reality" shows? Please, no more....there's so much more that can be done with this show!I'll be watching for news, good I hope? Best to all, Katb

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Aug 6, 2009 6:01PM EDT

Hey Katb, I know exactly where you're coming from. I got so hooked I am now attacking the torchwood books too!I had no idea such a great show existed until I saw series 3!I wish it continues next season to see how it can go on without Ianto.
(fingers crossed)

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Oct 10, 2009 7:02PM EDT

I would love to see more. My heart breaks that the series will continue without Tosh, Owen and especially Ianto.
My larger question is how they're planning on dealing with Gwen's pregnancy and/or Her and Rhys' child!

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