Jack is Back, With Torchwood

Last season there was a miniseries instead of a full season of Torchwood but with its success it was widely assumed that the show would be returning. The big question was who would return. Going into last season only the three in  the picture above were still alive. By the end of the mini-series Londo was dead, Gwen was pregnant, and Jack was leaving earth. John Borrowman has now confirmed that he has signed for a fourth season of Torchwood, returning to his role of Captain Jack Harkness.

There is no word as to whether Gwen will be returning, but either way it will be necessary to rebuild.There is also no word as to whether there will be further cross over episodes between The Doctor and Torchwood. Now that Russell T. Davies is leaving Doctor Who I would guess that the chances for cross overs would be reduced but might still be possible.

There will also be a full thirteen episode season. While the miniseries format worked out well last season, a regular season would be preferable to re-invent the series with new cast members.

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    Bad Wolf says:

    I was on the fence about Torchwood before the miniseries – there were aspects about the show I liked, and some I didn’t.  After the miniseries, however, I will NOT be watching the 4th season, or any subsequent seasons.  It’s not Capt. Jack’s sexual orientation that offends me – his choice, and while I find it a bit “icky”, it does not affect me in the slightest.  My opposition is his choice about his own nephew in the finale of the miniseries.  I won’t spoil the ending for any who missed it, but as a longtime fan of Doctor Who – there are sometimes sacrifices to be made, but they are willing sacrifices, and making that kind of sacrifice should require more regret than Jack appeared to show.

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    ‘My opposition is his choice about his own nephew in the finale of the miniseries.’
     
    Grandson, not nephew. And I tend to agree. I found the pre-miniseries show to be on the very edge of the degree of darkness and gloom I was willing to deal with. The miniseries went a bit over that edge and I don’t think I could watch the renewed show without a major lightening of the mood to make things at least moderately happy on occasion. Doctor Who can be pretty dark, but every now and then he gets to say ‘everybody lives!’
     
    Which I find ironic as I quote it, since that was Jack’s first appearance.
     
    The degree of darkness and despair overwhelming Torchwood hit my limit in the miniseries and I don’t know if I can subject myself to another season after that.
     
     

  3. 3
    Ron Chusid says:

    The miniseries was darker as it was a single story with a darker theme. I don’t think a regular season would be as consistently dark.

    His choice with regards to his grandson is controversial, but that is part of what made the miniseries interesting. I don’t stop watching shows based upon whether I disagree with what the main character does. If that was the case, I wouldn’t have watched The Sopranos, Dallas, Dexter, Californication, and plenty of other shows.

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    RP says:

    Who cares about the opinion of a homophobe who finds Jack’s life choices ‘icky’. You’re not the sort of person this was written for anyway.

  5. 5
    Ron Chusid says:

    I did find the line I find it a bit “icky”, it does not affect me in the slightest to be contradictory–if he found it icky it obviously did affect him.

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