Filming is now underway on the third series of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood as the show prepares to make the jump to BBC One.
Despite the second 13-part series receiving strong viewing figures and good reviews the corporation has decided to cut the the new series to just five episodes which will air across a single week.
Due to transmit in 2009 Torchwood: Children Of Earth sees the team embarking on a single action-packed adventure as they battle for the future of the human race against the fiercest force they have encountered.
John Barrowman is joined by series regulars Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones for the adventure which also stars Peter Capaldi and Paul Copely.
Series creator and Executive Producer Russell T Davies said: “The new series of Torchwood is hugely bold and promises to be bigger and better than ever – the audience is in for an amazing ride. “This series is one big serial and the most ambitious story we’ve ever made, and we’ve got plenty of surprises in store.”
Julie Gardner, Head of Drama, BBC Wales, said: “We hope to make Torchwood a gripping and surprising TV event with storylines that push our team into greater danger and sacrifice. Joining our main cast are some fantastic guest artists who will only add to making this unmissable TV.”