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March 25th, 2011 14 comments

John Barrowman to launch Miracle Day

John Barrowman and Bill Pullman to launch – Torchwood: Miracle Day at MIPTV 2011

From the BBC Press office

John Barrowman and Bill Pullman will be heading to Cannes to promote the new series of hit sci-fi drama Torchwood at MIPTV 2011.

The fourth instalment, titled Torchwood: Miracle Day, is distributed by BBC Worldwide, and will be launched to buyers on Monday 4th April with the two stars attending the event alongside executive producer Julie Gardner.

Barrowman returns to lead the cast in his iconic role as Captain Jack Harkness, and is joined in the new series by film star Pullman, whose credits include Independence Day, While You Were Sleeping and Lost Highway.

Julie Gardner, Senior Vice President, Scripted, BBC Worldwide Productions, has worked on all four series of Torchwood, and her other credits include Life on Mars, Doctor Who and Casanova.

Her producing partner is Torchwood creator Russell T. Davies, who has scripted Miracle Day with an A-list team of writers including John Shiban (Breaking Bad, The X-Files), Doris Egan (House) and Jane Espenson (Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer).

Torchwood: Miracle Day is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for Starz Entertainment, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide.

Featuring locations in the US and around the world, the plot sees a C.I.A operative (played by ER’s Mekhi Phifer) join forces with the team to investigate a global conspiracy that has put an end to human death, causing a population boom and resource crisis.

Pullman plays Oswald Danes, a convicted child killer who survives his own execution, and Eve Myles reprises her role as Gwen Cooper.

Steve Macallister, Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution, commented, “We’re thrilled to have John Barrowman and Bill Pullman with us at MIPTV.

The fact that Torchwood: Miracle Day is able to attract such a high-calibre, international cast reflects the quality of the production – so it’s sure to prove popular with buyers again, along with the rest of our exciting drama slate.”


14 comments

  • Zackhgs

    June 4th, 2011 - 9:45pm

    if they bought him back that would totally ruin the effect of his death scene although i do miss that scene was so amazing and i don’t want to ruin it

  • 2doctors2000

    May 4th, 2011 - 5:14pm

    This might not help u but i saw a bbc trailer with a few torchwood clips in it i was wondering if u could get it on here somehow
    thanks
    2doctors2000

  • I wear a fez, now, fezzes are– oops, wrong show

    May 4th, 2011 - 1:33pm

    … bring back Ianto. D:

  • harold saxon

    April 25th, 2011 - 12:36pm

    Excited about this summer’s TORCHWOOD which will fill the gap in the summer while Doctor Who takes a rest! im sure this is going to be excellent!

  • booboo

    April 19th, 2011 - 4:25pm

    If you want to comment please use a sensible user name

  • doctor who lol

    April 19th, 2011 - 4:24pm

    me too hes to good to leave torchwood and tosh plus ianto poor jack only to survivors were gwen and jack in doctor who mickey and mather sed they were gonna join up!! maybe they might be in the new series

  • Torchwood2011

    April 6th, 2011 - 10:12pm

    u know owens death was upsetting in series 2 i cryed

  • Stephanie Huston

    April 6th, 2011 - 10:04pm

    I just hope they have kept the same characters. Its just not the same without them! I cant wait!!!

  • Torchwood2011

    April 6th, 2011 - 2:47pm

    guys look what i found on the internet

    One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging — they get hurt and sick — but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four months’ time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it.

    It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?”, he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever

    and heres the cast

    John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Mekhi Phifer (Rex Matheson), Tom Price (P.C. Andy Blake), Alexa Havins (Esther Katusi), Lauren Ambrose (Jilly Kitzinger), REST OF CAST TBA

    These r the chacters

    Featuring Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, and introducing Rex Matheson, Esther Katusi and Oswald Jones

  • DoctorWho2011

    April 6th, 2011 - 2:37pm

    I heard that torchwood r going to have 10 parts for miricale day. im really hopeing that gwen will be in it

  • owen

    April 1st, 2011 - 2:03pm

    cool i love torchwood

  • the master

    March 27th, 2011 - 3:18am

    sounds awesome go torchwood,hope this is as god as previous 3 series!

  • Bow tie

    March 26th, 2011 - 5:36pm

    can’t wait for Miricale Day.

  • Bow tie

    March 25th, 2011 - 4:27pm

    Can’t wait for Miricale Day. First comment LOL

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