Torchwood is getting a fifth series, in audio form

Torchwood: Miracle Day is getting a follow-up, but not in the way you would’ve originally expected. Instead of heading back to the small screen, Captain Jack Harkness’ next adventure will take place in the audio drama medium, thanks to the fine folks at Big Finish. 

Russell T Davies is overseeing this new audio endeavour, which has been given the title Torchwood – Series 5: Aliens Among Us.

“In this series, Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood in Cardiff, home of the original Torchwood Three”, the official synopsis tells us (via CultBox).

“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?”

John Barrowman, Kai Owen, Tom Price and Eve Myles will be joined by new characters played by Paul Clayton, Alexandria Riley, Sam Béart, Jonny Green. Here’s a picture…

“This is an ambitious series for Big Finish – an entire season of Torchwood!” says producer James Goss. “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…”

Goss also added this: “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).”

Torchwood – Series 5: Aliens Among Us will be released in February 2018. You can order a bundle of CDs or a big download at this web link.

More as we hear it.

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