One of the most popular science fiction dramas from the U.K.’s BBC is being developed as a new American TV series by Fox, according to James Hibberd’s Live Feed at The Hollywood Reporter.
BBC Worldwide Productions is developing the series "Torchwood," and Russell Davies, who created the British version, is working on the screenplay.
"Torchwood" is a spinoff of “Doctor Who,” about a group of agents who are tasked with fighting alien infiltration of Earth. But the show is not a comedy.
Hibberd, who cut his TV chops here at TVWeek before moving on to THR, is one of those in the industry we really respect, and here what he says about "Torchwood" and its related mini-series, "Children of Earth" : "If you’re a fan of serious sci fi such as ‘Battlestar Galatica’ and haven’t seen ‘Children of Earth,’ rent it. You don’t need to know anything about the series. And I know the previews for "Torchwood" can look silly. Trust me, it’s terrific. Like ’24’ with aliens."
— Allison J. Waldman and Chuck Ross