Filming begins on the third (mini)season of Torchwood
On a regular basis, we get press releases sent to us here in the palatial penthouse suites of TV Squad. Most of them are your standard write-ups about a upcoming series or television event that can't be missed. Others, while they seem to print all of the necessary information, actually have an underlying subtext to them, arousing curiosity about what the networks and/or studios are not revealing.
Take the recent press release from BBC America that mentioned the beginning of filming on the newest series of Torchwood. The press release mentioned the subtitle of the series, Torchwood: Children of Earth, and that this newest series (actually, mini-series ... only five episodes) will focus on one single adventure that has the team battling for the future of the human race. The release also mentioned the return of John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones.
And Noel Clarke? Well, it looks like Mickey Smith's return to the Earth he was born on was short-lived. Clarke is currently working on a new movie called Doghouse, currently in production and filming in London.
What this means is the Torchwood team will remain a trio for the near future. This is too bad. Despite the fact that both Mickey and Martha could be annoying at times they would have been an interesting fit in the Torchwood team. Doesn't mean I won't watch, though. Look for the new episodes of Torchwood to premiere on BBC America sometime in 2009.