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BBC America Kisses Up to 'Torchwood'

July 24, 2008 3:58 PM

Torchwood Panel

SLASH FICTION "Torchwood's" sexually omnivorous Captain Jack, played by John Barrowman, is used to admiring gazes.

BBC America signed a deal this morning to broadcast season three of "Torchwood," executive producer Julie Gardner revealed at a panel for the show at Comic-Con.

The third season of the "Doctor Who" spinoff, which is four weeks away from the start of shooting, will take place over five intensity-filled episodes tackling one huge story.

"Bad things happen," Ms. Gardner warned.

There was lots of innuendo and some not-too-subtle sexual remarks at the panel for the "sexed-up" spinoff. The panel started off with a Comic-Con tradition: pretending to make out with one's co-stars, which for this panel meant star John Barrowman, who plays omnisexual Captain Jack, almost kissed both his female and male co-stars.

"Doesn't that just reflect real life? We all have relationships. We all flirt behind each other's backs," Mr. Barrowman said regarding the more adult nature of the show.

"There's really not that much. I'm going to convince you," Ms. Gardner countered.

As for the question of an American spinoff/remake or of filming episodes of "Torchwood" in the U.S., Ms. Garder would say only, "Never say never."

"I better be in the spinoff," Mr. Barrowman joked.

—Vlada Gelman

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