British sci-fi drama Torchwood, a spinoff from the immensely popular Doctor Who, will be getting an American makeover courtesy of Starz. But don’t worry—Captain Jack Harkness won’t don a stars-and-spangles cape, or anything.
The premium cable outlet has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide Productions that gives it rights to domestic distribution while allowing the show to continue on into a fourth season. Right now, there is a 10-episode order that, with Starz’ budget, will be shot in Los Angeles, Wales and other locations around the world, allowing the show’s story to open up to a more global focus.
Torchwood creator and previous head writer for Doctor Who, Russell T. Davies, will be executive producer. Actors John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return to reprise their roles as Capt. Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, respectively.
The series centers on a secret agency that steals and adapts alien technology to investigate and fight extra-terrestrial threats to the human race. Fox was developing a U.S. reboot of the series earlier this year, but it was tabled.