John Barrowman and Eve Myles are to return for a ten-part fourth series of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood after the BBC confirmed an international funding deal with US entertainment network Starz Entertainment.
The deal, which also sees BBC Worldwide provide financing, secures the return of the series after last year’s 5-part third series, Children of Earth.
Both Barrowman (Captain Jack) and Myles (Gwen) are confirmed to return alongside new cast members. The pair are the only members of the original 5 strong main cast whose characters have survived all adventures to date.
Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, promised the show would “burst back onto the screen with a shocking and moving story with global stakes and locations that will make it feel bigger and bolder than ever.”
Filming for the new series, which will be overseen by former Doctor Who Executive Producers Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner, will include locations in the US and around the world. BBC Worldwide Productions EVP Jane Tranter will also serve as Executive Producer on the new series.
Tranter promised the show’s “next chapter will not only reward our current fans, but also introduce new viewers to the most impressive instalment yet.”
Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht, said: “I’ve been part of successful partnerships with Jane Tranter and the BBC previously, and I’m very much looking forward to working with them again.”