Want more Torchwood? Convince Russell T Davies to come back

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 17, 2012

In the wake of Torchwood: Miracle Day—which performed decently enough in the ratings but got mixed reviews from fans—it's natural to wonder if we'll ever get to see more adventures of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper. Right now, everyone wants to do it ... save Torchwood's creator.

Starz, the network that co-produced the U.S.-set Miracle Day miniseries with the BBC, would be open to the idea of more Torchwood ... at least, that's the vibe one gets from this quote Screenrant dug up from Starz's CEO, Chris Albrecht:

"You know, Russell is so busy. Obviously, we're in touch with the BBC all the time. They are our partners on DaVinci's Demons and the Harem project. We told them, we stand by ready for any news, but I think it would be a while before Russell came back to Torchwood."

And Eve Myles, who plays Jack Harkness' aide-de-camp opposite John Barrowman, has already gone on the record with her desire to do more:

"John [Barrowman] is very much on the same page as me, in that if and when they need us, they can just pick the phone up and we will be there before they've even put the phone down, because it's something we love doing."

So why is Davies being so reticent? As reported late last year, the producer put his career on hold to return home and care for his partner, who was diagnosed with brain cancer—a decision that put the brakes on most of his American work, including a new series with Showtime called Cucumber. Davies is focusing on projects that'll keep him closer to home, like the children's sci-fi-adventure show Wizards vs. Aliens.

The pieces are in place, the concerned parties are willing—all we need is for Davies to pull the Torchwood trigger.

(via PopCandy)