The first installment of Big Finish’s new ‘Torchwood’ audio adventures, entitled ‘The Conspiracy’ has just arrived, with John Barrowman reprising his role as Captain Jack Harkness and it appears to have been a resounding success. It has apparently been received well enough that Big Finish has already announced that a second series is on its way.
Producer James Goss reported, “Everyone involved’s just had so much fun that we didn’t want to stop […] and Big Finish said, ‘It’s okay, you don’t have to.’ We’ve already got the first script [of the second series] in and it’s a delight.”
‘The Conspiracy’ is just the first of six new audio books which will tie together to tell one overreaching tale, with each chapter showcasing an individual ‘Torchwood’ character. Obvious Jack is the focus of the first.
It has been clarified that this storyline takes place pre-2009 or in other words before ‘Children of Earth’ (and long before the unfortunate ‘Miracle Day‘), which should be a relief to fans of the beloved original two seasons as most of the original cast had been killed off by ‘CoE’. That opens the door for returns from several fan favorites.
Ianto Jones has already been revealed to be the focal character of the second installment ‘Fall To Earth’, due in October, with original actor Gareth David-Lloyd portraying him. More alumni are on the way in November’s ‘Forgotten Lives’ as Eve Myles and Kai Owen reprise their ‘Torchwood’ roles as Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams, two of the only character that were still alive as of the end of ‘Miracle Day.’ Gwen is featured briefly in ‘The Conspiracy’ as she shares a cautious telephone call with Jack.
Presumably, the final chapter will feature the cast coming together (at least one hopes) but that leaves two more novels as mysteries. But considering that there are two original ‘Torchwood’ cast members that could potentially still be alive at the time of this tale, here’s hoping that Owen and Tosh are the stars of those unrevealed chapters.
Co-executive producer Nicholas Briggs enthusiastically announced, “I couldn’t really imagine that the response to our ‘Torchwood’ series wouldn’t be positive. So I’m very pleased not to have been proved wrong. The series has so many dedicated followers and the audios have been written, directed and produced with such love for the source material. James Goss, as producer, has brought so much enthusiasm and joy to the project. I find myself hoping every day that I’ll receive another excited email from him.”
The current series will wrap up in February with the second due to kick off almost immediately afterward in March.
Are you excited for more adventures in Cardiff (and space) with Torchwood Three?
Source: Den of Geek