Updated 10/02/23: Audio producers Big Finish have released a trailer for Torchwood: Among Us.
Ahead of its May release, there’s now trailer out for the latest audio continuation of the show. Torchwood: Among Us Part 1 contains four episodes; it’s the first of three box sets forming the upcoming series.
As well as heroes Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Mr Colchester, we also hear from their long-suffering spouses Rhys Williams (Kai Owen) and Colin Colchester-Price (Ramon Tikaram).
The box set cover has also been released, putting the returning Gwen Cooper front and centre.
The Torchwood: Among Us series continues with Part 2 in June and Part 3 in July.
We’ll keep you posted.
Original Article (of 20/12/23) continues…
Torchwood: Among Us Part 1 – story details and returning cast
At the start of December, we heard about Torchwood: Among Us – the long-awaited continuation of the ‘new’ Torchwood Big Finish audio range.
Torchwood: Among Us is an upcoming trio of boxsets which continues to take the new Cardiff team forward, picking up where God Among Us left off.
That first reveal centred on the return of Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, with the Kai Owen as her ever-loyal husband Rhys. Now, wider casting and the story details for the first boxset have been revealed.
Here’s the premise for Torchwood: Among Us
Torchwood are on the run. As the world puts itself back together, Torchwood are there to pick up the pieces. And they find something nasty hiding in them.
A housing estate where everyone’s gone mad, an industrial estate interrogation facility, a lighthouse in Iceland, the comments section of a newspaper. Trouble is everywhere. And so are Torchwood.
As well as the already announced Eve Myles and Kai Owen, the cast includes a clutch of familiar names; Samantha Béart (Orr), Paul Clayton (Mr Colchester), Jonny Green (Tyler Steele) and Alexandria Reily (Ng) are all reprising their roles.
The Part 1 boxset contains four stories, as follows:
‘Aliens Next Door’ by Ash Darby
Mrs Betty Clerihew has an exciting secret in her spare room. Torchwood are hiding out there, watching the comings and goings of her estate. Apparently, monsters are living on the cul-de-sac.
Samantha Béart, who features as Orr, said: “This is a real documentary-piece for Torchwood and a cautionary tale about gossip and hearsay! Orr is a product of the emotions around them, so if society is showing an ugly underbelly, that’s what Orr becomes and that’s terrifying.”
‘Colin Alone’ by Una McCormack
Colin Colchester-Price has been left behind. But he’s kept calm and he’s carried on. He knows his husband is out there, saving the world for Torchwood. And he’ll comeback for him. One day. Soon. Surely.
Paul Clayton said: “Mr Colchester is still very much in love with Colin but that love is about to be severely tested. Colchester puts that relationship above everything and is willing to kill for it. He’s been referred to as ‘the Terminator in a cardigan’ and it’s a title I’m prepared to own.”
‘Misty Eyes’ by Tim Foley
Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams have made a new life for themselves in Iceland. Away from death and aliens and horror and Torchwood. Until there’s a knock on the door from the last person they want to see.
Kai Owen said: “I love playing Rhys and I had such a wonderful time doing it over the years. Whenever we get the chance to come back, we jump at it. God bless Big Finish for continuing to bring us these amazing stories. The Rhys and Gwen story is just brilliant. It’s a joy.”
‘Moderation’ by James Goss
Tyler Steele has a job moderating the comments section of a website. His old friend Petra is a star reporter for the newspaper. And Tyler realises the newspaper is going to kill her.
Jonny Green, on playing Tyler Steele, said: “It’s a load of fun to record. It’s always so varied and really enjoyable. It’s a typically mad script which I love. It was really cool to look at the side of Tyler’s life of him being a journalist as we’ve heard so much about it over different series. It gives an insight into what he was like before the audience met him. It’s been great to be back.”
Torchwood: Among Us comes from script editor/director Scott Handcock and producer James Goss. It’s released in May 2023, with Part 2 following in June and Part 3 in July.
Torchwood: Among Us Parts 1, 2, and 3, are each available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set (+ download) or as a digital download only from Big Finish. They’re also available together in a money-saving bundle.
We’ll keep you posted on Torchwood: Among Us.