Season 4 of racy British sci-fi series “Torchwood” looks to be more Americanized than originally thought. Following the BBC’s deal to co-produce the 2011 return with U.S. cable network Starz, creator Russell T. Davies is now working with several American TV writers to help script the 10-episode order.
The Chicago Tribune reports that three new writers come from the U.S. and each has an impressive sci-fi pedigree. Doris Egan (“House,” “Tru Calling”), Jane Espenson (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Buffy,” “Caprica”) and John Shiban (“Breaking Bad,” “Supernatural,” “The X-Files”) will all write episodes in the coming season, in addition to Davies and “Torchwood” alum John Fay.
And these won’t be stand-alone episodes like those from the series’ first two seasons. Davies maintains that Season 4 will follow the formula of plot-focused “Torchwood” miniseries “Children of Earth.”
Season 4 starts production in January, with an official summer 2011 release date expected to be announced sometime before then.