Nearly 6 years after Torchwood: Miracle Day, it seems unlikely we’ll see the Doctor Who spin-off on TV again anytime soon. Fortunately, Torchwood seems to have found its natural home – on audio. And Big Finish has revealed that, later this year and into 2018, it’s making Torchwood Series 5!
Torchwood: Aliens Among Us is a series of three boxsets starring a few classic characters – John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Kai Owen as Rhys, and Tom Price as PC Andy – plus some new regulars: Paul Clayton, Alexandria Riley, Sam Béart, and Jonny Green.
In this series, Jack and Gwen have restarted Torchwood in Cardiff, home of the original Torchwood Three. But it’s in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible’s happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach?
Producer of Torchwood Season 5, James Goss, says:
“Russell [T. Davies, series creator]’s been wonderfully involved in the continuation of Torchwood. We came up with some characters and ideas and he very kindly, very politely said ‘Marvellous, but no. Howabout…?’. And that’s what lead to Jack and Gwen being joined by Mr Colchester (Paul Clayton), Ng (Alexandria Riley), Tyler (Jonny Green), and the enigmatic Orr (Sam Béart). Who are they? What part do they have to play in the future of Torchwood? And can they save Cardiff from an invasion that’s already been lost?”
“This is an ambitious series for Big Finish – an entire season of Torchwood! There are some great scripts by some new writers, but there are also some familiar old faces – of course Rhys and Andy are in it, but there’ll be a few other surprises, including an appearance by someone who just has to be, has to be dead…”
This will be a continuation of the spin-offs narrative, so we expect it’ll pick up loose threads from Miracle Day (except this is bound to be really good, because it’s Big Finish we’re talking about).
The first set is out in August, and includes three episodes:
Changes Everything by James Goss.
Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy by James Goss.
Orr by Juno Dawson.
Superiority Complex by AK Benedict.
You’ll know Dawson from Torchwood: The Dollhouse, while Benedict wrote The Victorian Age and Outbreak.
Torchwood Series 5.2 will follow in October and 5.3 will complete the season in February 2018.
All three are available to pre-order today individually for £25 on Download or £28 on CD, with specially-priced Torchwood – Series 5: Aliens Among Us bundles collecting all three for £60 and £75 respectively.