Captain Jack, Gwen and Rhys are back! Are you ready?
Big Finish Productions has announced that the Doctor Who spinoff series Torchwood is returning for Series 5 in a series of audio adventures titled Torchwood: Aliens Among Us.
Set after the events of the 2011 Starz TV series Torchwood: Miracle Day, Torchwood: Aliens Among Us will feature the return of John Barrowman as fan-favorite Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, and Tom Price as Andy Davidson.
New characters include Paul Clayton as Mr. Colchester, Alexandria Riley as Ng, Jonny Green as Tyler, Sam Béart as Orr. These characters were co-created and overseen by Torchwood creator and former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies.
According to the announcement, in Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, "Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood in Cardiff, home of the original Torchwood Three. But it's in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible's happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach?"
The new series of Torchwood will be released in three boxsets from BigFinish.com, with Series 5.1 being out in August. Torchwood Series 5.2 will follow in October, and Torchwood 5.3 will complete the season in January 2018.
The episode titles for Series 5.1 are:
EPISODE 1: Changes Everything by James Goss
EPISODE 2: Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy by James Goss
EPISODE 3: Orr by Juno Dawson (who recently wrote Torchwood’s The Dollhouse)
EPISODE 4: Superiority Complex by AK Benedict (writer of Torchwood’s The Victorian Age and Outbreak)
Producer James Goss remarked, "Russell's been wonderfully involved in the continuation of Torchwood. We came up with some characters and ideas and he very kindly, very politely said 'Marvelous, but no. How about...?'. And that's what lead to Jack and Gwen being joined by Mr. Colchester, Ng, Tyler, and the enigmatic Orr. Who are they? What part do they have to play in the future of Torchwood? And can they save Cardiff from an invasion that's already been lost?"
Goss added, "This is an ambitious series for Big Finish -- an entire season of Torchwood! There are some great scripts by some new writers, but there are also some familiar old faces. Of course Rhys and Andy are in it, but there'll be a few other surprises, including an appearance by someone who just has to be, has to be dead..."