US version of Torchwood scrapped
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Plans to make a U.S. version of Torchwood have been scrapped after a mutual agreement between the BBC and Fox. Fans should not be disappointed though, as the BBC are still in talks with several interested networks. Jane Tranter, the BBC Worldwide executive VP of programming and production has said plans for the series are "very much alive".
With Doctor Who setting a ratings record in the U.S. after its season premiere last week, Torchwood could still be a huge success in America. John Barrowman is down to play Captain Jack Harkness, which is undoubtedly the recipe for success. With his first appearance as Captain Jack Harkness in The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances, it is true to say there can be no Torchwood without him, and talks of toning down the character and his omnisexuality have been denied by Barrowman.
There has also been some speculation over whether the BBC will reproduce a U.S. version of Doctor Who, but this has been denied by BBC executives, as there is only room for one Doctor.
HR via AirlockAlpha
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