Season 5 of Torchwood is finally coming, just as an audio drama

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May 8, 2017, 3:42 PM EDT

Fans have been clamoring for a new season of Torchwood ever since Miracle Day came to a close six years ago. Since then, stars John Barrowman and Eve Myles have been pretty vocal about their willingness to return for more Torchwood adventures.

While we’re not getting a fifth season on TV per se (sorry to burst your bubble, you guys, I’m a tad bummed out too), Torchwood creator and showrunner Russell T Davies himself is hard at work on the next best thing: Season 5 as a 12-part audio drama from Big Finish Productions (a company that produces great Doctor Who and Torchwood audio plays), which will take place following the events of Miracle Day (a storyline I'd rather forget about).

Titled Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, Season 5 will see Barrowman and Myles returning in their respective roles of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper alongside some new team members. Below is an official announcement from Big Finish:

Following the events of Miracle Day, the Torchwood team is reunited, and Captain Jack, Gwen and Rhys are joined by new characters co-created and overseen by Russell T Davies.

Starring John Barrowman, Kai Owen, Tom Price, Paul Clayton, Alexandria Riley, Sam Béart, Jonny Green and, of course, Eve Myles, Torchwood: Aliens Among Us continues the TV series that fans love worldwide.

In this series, Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper 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?

Season 5 of Torchwood will be released in three installments of four episodes, with the first one hitting stores in August. The second box set will then be released in October, before wrapping up in the New Year. Producer James Goss said of the new season:

“Russell'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...”

Will you be picking up Torchwood: Aliens Among Us?

(Big Finish via Radio Times)