By Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com
Lawyers are scary. Remember that upcoming new Russell T Davies series we told you about earlier this year? You know, the one titled Aliens vs. Wizards that’s going to have aliens and wizards in it? Well, it ain’t gonna happen anymore: at least, not exactly like that. See, Davies got a phone call from one of those scary lawyers …
So he had to switch the title around to … Wizards vs. Aliens, Davies revealed in a radio interview. Continue reading
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by Rich Johnston , Source: BleedingCool.com
“It’s Doctor Who meets Harry Potter”
And with those golden words, the BBC has signed up to a new Russell T Davies TV show, Aliens Vs Wizards for their children’s CBBC channel, something he has previously described as a “small committment”.
Revealed by his agent’s website, he is also listed as creating the show with Doctor Who writer and Sarah Jane Adventures head writer Phil Ford. Continue reading
By THE DEADLINE TEAM, Deadline.com
Russell T Davies, who created the Showtime series Queer As Folk, is back at the premium cable network with a new drama series in development there titled Cucumber. Details about the plot have been hard to come by, but it does revolve around gay men, as did Folk. There are plenty of development projects at the network, of course, but when one is from the creator of one of Showtime’s most successful original series (based on Davies’ UK version), it’s a good bet it’s getting a hard look. BBC Worldwide Productions is producing. Davies, who wrote the script, is also the writer and creator of Torchwood: Miracle Day, the BBC Worldwide Productions series that premieres on Starz this Friday.
Great news on the scheduling front today – Torchwood Series 4 (known now as Miracle Day) will air in the USA on the Starz network in July, kicking off on 07.08.11 (note to people in the UK: that’s July 8th, not August 7th).
All you need to know that the premier date is sewn up in the USA, so let’s hope that this show – which has done quite a bit of filming in Wales over the past few months as well as further afield – turns up around the same time in the UK. While it might be nice for Starz to get a bit of a head start as they’re the new home network for the show, it did start over here, right?
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Tagged BBC One, BBC Wales, BBC Worldwide, Earth Station One, John Barrowman, Miracle Day, Russell T. Davies, Starz, Torchwood, Torchwood Series 4, Torchwood: Miracle Day
We’re eternally grateful to Russell T. Davies for reviving Doctor Who in 2005, as well as for creating the spin-off series, Torchwood. But sadly, Davies, one of our favorite sci-fi television writers, has announced that it’s about time for him step away from space battles and alien invasions in favor of something more mundane.
Davies told the BBC:
It’s interesting to see how long I can stay in a science fiction world. Personally I think I’m coming to the end of it now, and I’ve saved the world and blown up the world too many times. …
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News sources at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour are reporting that the forthcoming fourth series of Torchwood will carry the title Torchwood: The New World. A post from The Hollywood Reporter gives details of the series’ new characters and quotes from Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner, Read the Story Here.
Interesting to see Russel T. Davies getting some pretty big name American writers to work on the upcoming season of Torchwood. I wonder if it will lose a bit of the feel it gathered by using British writers over the past three series (ok, two series and Children of Earth)? Thoughts?
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The SFX website has spoken to Russell T Davies recently regarding the new series of Torchwood, due to air in 2011, and how the series continues from Children of Earth.
Russell doesn’t reveal all that much in terms of spoilers but commented on the new way that the series would be developed and made with one of the big changes being a “writer’s room.”
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Not too sure how I feel about this, I do like Bryan Fuller, and was a fan of Dead Like Me and the first series of Heroes, but him writing for the new season of Torchwood? I’m not to sure about that. Thoughts?
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