If killing off Ianto Jones wasn’t enough, via THR – The Live Feed comes news that will make every gay (and straight) Torchwood fan cringe in horror. It apperars that Fox and BBC Worldwide Productions are developing an American remake of the U.K. hit sci-fi series “TORCHWOOD”.
The suckage on this will be HUGE.
It appears that the FOX version will incorporate the original UK production team on it – namely series creator Russell Davies, his producing partner Julie Gardner, and BBC Worldwide’s US production V.P. Jane Tranter and Davies will pen the pilot which will contain a global-targeted story line as compared to the more localized Wales-set sensibility
Children of Earth ended with all dead aside from two of the regular cast and one recurring character. One regular looked to be essentially retiring and settling down to start a family, while a grieving Captain Jack headed off into space and was last seen cameoing in the recent “Doctor Who” finale special.
So far details are unsure but the incarnation of the series could either start over with new actors playing the same characters, or effectively continue in the show’s current continuity with John Barrowman reprising his Harkness character as a regular or recurring role. Either way the links to “Doctor Who” will be entirely excised.
And what about SEX? Is FOX going to able to deal with Capt. Jack’s sexuality, flirting and risque comments? Even the more toned-down Children of Earth mini-series still featured an affectionate gay couple – something that may not fly on the conservative Fox free-to-air network.
TORCHWOOD on FOX – TV
Russell T Davies is such a money whore.
This is going to suck soooooooooooooo badly.