Fans felt burned by the disappointing final season of ‘Torchwood’, a joint effort between the BBC and STARZ. The series was poorly received and was cancelled. Even so, fans held out hope that one day ‘Torchwood’ might make a proper return and perhaps right some of the wrongs of the last two seasons. And now it’s happening! ‘Torchwood’ Series 5, ‘Aliens Among Us’ is coming thanks to Big Finish. Unfortunately, not as a TV series, but an audio drama.
Here is the full press release, including a picture:
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?
Producer of Torchwood Season 5, James Goss, brought us up to speed on the new Torchwood team, Russell T Davies’ approval and more details:
“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…”
This new series of Torchwood will be released in three boxsets, the first being out in August. Torchwood Series 5.2 will follow in October and 5.3 will complete the season in the new year.
The episode titles for Series 5.1 (out in August) are :-
EPISODE 1: Changes Everything
EPISODE 2: Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy
EPISODE 3: Orr by Juno Dawson (who recently wrote Torchwood’s The Dollhouse)
EPISODE 4: Superiority Complex by AK Benedict (writer of Torchwood’s The Victorian Age and Outbreak)
All three sets can be pre-ordered 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.
It would appear that the previous ‘Torchwood’ Big Finish audio dramas, which were set in the past, and featured many original cast members were a success if they decided to invest in this deluxe full-season set.
Will you be picking this up? Are you glad that ‘Torchwood’ is finally getting a fifth season?