British Sci-Fi Hit Torchwood Coming to U.S.

January 20, 2010  |  6:00pm

The British sci-fi hit Torchwood attracted the largest audience in BBC America’s history when Children of Earth, the five-episode miniseries extracted from the show’s third season, first aired. Soon the Dr. Who spinoff will be joining the American TV lineup more permanently. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is adapting the BBC show for American audiences, with series creator Russell T. Davies at the helm as writer.

The series centers on a secret agency that steals and adapts alien technology to investigate and fight extra-terrestrial threats to the human race. Children of Earth followed the agency as they dealt with an alien group’s demand for 10 percent of Earth’s children.

The American version of the show may keep actor John Barrowman (he plays Captain Jack on the BBC version), but will feature a more globally-centered storyline.

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