‘Torchwood’ to remain ‘in the realm of the political thriller’

Torchwood: Miracle Day writer Jane Espenson has suggested that future seasons of Torchwood are unlikely to return to the more outlandish supernatural and alien-based stories of the show’s first two years.

Espenson has written five episodes of Miracle Day, including last week’s ‘Dead of Night’ and next week’s ‘The Categories of Life’.

Speaking to DigitalSpy at Comic-Con in San Diego last weekend, the former Buffy The Vampire Slayer writer commented: “…I do think Torchwood is going to stay in the realm of the political thriller, in the way that Children of Earth established, and this is continuing.”

She added: “Yes, there’s supernatural causes [for Miracle Day‘s storyline] but the effect of those causes is to create a political thriller, on Earth. I like that a lot. In Children of Earth, you were going into the halls of power, and in Miracle Day, you go behind the scenes of the medical establishment. I love that.”

Pondering the future, Espenson hinted: “I don’t know what the next season will be, if there is one, but I think it will retain that same feeling. It’s a real world, it’s a political world, and it’s just that something supernatural has happened that’s making us look at those worlds with different eyes.”

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