Torchwood Series 3 Press Release

By Mark
The picture above was made by me.
The BBC have released their first press release for the third series of Torchwood today. The press release mentions the fact the series has started filming and talks about the tone the series will have. It also mentions the names of a few guest stars who will be appearing in the episodes and can be seen in full below;

Filming for the third series of the smash hit drama Torchwood, created by Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies, has begun in Cardiff.

Due to transmit in 2009 on BBC One, the series – called 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.

The highly-motivated Torchwood team are John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones.

Other regular cast involved in their high-octane adventure are Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, Gwen's husband, and Tom Price as PC Andy.

Special guests in the five part series are Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Thick Of It, Skins), who plays the role of Mr Frobisher – a civil servant who is hiding a terrible secret; Paul Copely (Coronation Street, The Bill) as Clem – the survivor still haunted by his past; and Liz May Brice (Bad Girls, The Bill) as Johnson – the cynical covert government agent determined to expose Torchwood.

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."

The first two series of Torchwood have received global critical acclaim and the hit drama has been sold to more than 20 countries.

The second series of the BBC Wales-produced series, broadcast on BBC Two earlier this year, attracted audiences of around 3.4 million, peaking at 4.2 million for the first episode. Including viewers on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer the consolidated audience was 5.1 million.

When it launched on BBC Three in October 2006, it attracted the channel's highest viewing figures, with an audience of 2.5 million for the first episode.

Torchwood is executive produced by Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner. The producer is Peter Bennett (Doctor Who).

Torchwood is written by Russell T Davies, John Fay (Clocking Off, Coronation Street, Mobile) and James Moran (Doctor Who, Torchwood) and directed by Euros Lyn (best director in BAFTA Cymru TV Awards, Doctor Who, George Gently).

Torchwood is a BBC Wales for BBC Drama Production and was commissioned by Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Fiction.

Torchwood series three will air over one week in Spring 2009 and you can view some photos from filming here. Euros Lyn will be the director for the series which will consist of five episodes and be called Children of Earth. More photos from filming will be posted soon. What do you think of the press release?

7 comments so far.

  1. a64 26 August 2008 at 19:56
  2. a64 26 August 2008 at 19:56
  3. Collin 26 August 2008 at 22:11
    I still believe Martha and Mickey will show up, and they're just keeping it secret.
  4. drwhomad 27 August 2008 at 08:19
    cool post
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  5. Zobles 27 August 2008 at 20:58
    Cool post and really great image cant wait for S3 it sounds brill!
  6. Brad 28 August 2008 at 17:01
    cool post and great pic. series 3 sounds really good. google filming pics, there amazing. it looks great but theres no alien pics yet. i wonder what the big alien threat is in series 3.
  7. laura 28 August 2008 at 21:44
    Wow can't wait.
    I'm pretty sure Martha and Mickey are still going to be in it lol
    Cool pics.
    On one of those oics Eve looks like Naoko lol

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