RTD: New ‘Torchwood’ is ‘still fundamentally Welsh’

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Speaking to BBC Wales Today, the show’s creator described Torchwood‘s return as “a great, big urban thriller of a show now, with a science-fiction element to it as well”.

Davies continued: “The story now leaves Cardiff. Literally, the Torchwood team is arrested and taken to America in the first episode, but in the same breath it never leaves Cardiff or South Wales. The Welsh story threads through the entire ten episodes and, of course, wherever you are in the world you’ve got Gwen Cooper there, played by Eve Myles, and her husband Rhys, played by Kai Owen. So Wales never leaves the show.”

He added: “It can travel anywhere. It can go to Washington, it’s going to go to Los Angeles, it’s going to go to Buenos Aires… But no matter what happens, it’s still fundamentally Welsh, I love that.”

The 10-part series will premiere this July and is a co-production between BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US network Starz. Joining returning cast members John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen are Mekhi Phifer (ER), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Alexa Havins and Arlene Tur.