Torchwood ‘The New World’ Details

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New details on Series 4 of Torchwood have surfaced and, like Series 3, it now has a subtitle – ‘The New World‘.

Reports confirm that the earlier leaks were accurate, with new characters Rex and Esther joining Captain Jack, Gwen and Rhys (and baby). The story – which will span all ten episodes – was briefly outlined in an article from zap2it.

“Torchwood” picks up a while after the events of “Children of Earth,” but still deals with Capt. Jack Harkness’ (John Barrowman) state of mind after those devastating events that left him dispirted. Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) will also be back. A new character, CIA agent Rex Matheson – who’s yet to be cast – will serve to introduce new audiences to the world of “Torchwood.”

“Rex has no idea what Torchwood is and has to investigate,” explains Davies. “Torchwood has been destroyed. It’s like a legend now, it’s almost ceased to exist a long time ago and is spoken only of in whispers. We also have a watch analyst at the CIA called Esther. The two of them become embroiled in the Torchwood legend and investigate what Torchwood is or was and they find themselves on the run and meeting Captain Jack and Gwen, having to decide whether they’re friends, whether they’re enemies. It’s a decision that takes a long time to be decided. That’s part of the 10 episodes is the two teams coming together, a lot of sparks, a lot of excitement.”

Despite the global scope, “Torchwood” won’t abandon its Welsh roots.

“The Welsh setting still features in a really significant way as we move forwards so when we start filming in January, we will start filming in Wales,” confirms executive producer Julie Gardner. “There will be beautiful landscapes. Gwen Cooper is still that character. She’s still Welsh. Her story will take place in the U.S. but also very much in the UK, so that flavor of Wales will be very apparent.”

A couple of teaser posters appeared, although they are really just old Children of Earth promo pics with ‘The New World – Coming Summer 2011’ added on.

Thanks to Daines and Novaexpress.