Torchwood looks set to return in June, with the 5-nightly miniseries Children of Earth airing on BBC One set to thrill and scare combining political intrigue, a death warrant on Torchwood and an alien invasion!
With a special preview showing at the National Film Theatre on Friday, 12th June, it seems likely that Torchwood: Children of Earth will air the following Monday – and with Ashes to Ashes finishing on June 8th, 9pm on Monday June 15th would be a definite shoe-in for the return of John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones!
The concept of Children of Earth is simple – children in the 1960s were abducted by aliens. Now the aliens are coming back…
1965: Twelve children are gathered on a deserted moor, before being surrounded by a harsh, bright light …. and then they are gone!
Today: all over Earth, children stop moving. Stop playing, stop laughing. Then, as one, they begin to speak with the same voice, announcing the imminent arrival of a new alien threat. “We are coming…”. As the British government closes ranks, it issues a death warrant against Captain Jack and Torchwood…
Befitting its new status on BBC One, Torchwood: Children of Earth features a superb cast that includes Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) as civil servant Frobisher, Paul Copely (Coronation Street) as Clem, a survivor from the 1960s abduction and Liz May Brice (Bad Girls) as Johnson – the cynical covert government agent determined to expose Torchwood.
Check out this new teaser trailer below: