Starz Sets “Torchwood” Return Date

The Starz Network announced today that “Torchwood: Miracle Day” is set premiere on Friday, July 8th at 10pm ET/PT in the US.

Returning actors John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen; new regulars Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins and Arlene Tur; and guest stars like Lauren Ambrose, Ernie Hudson, Wayne Knight and C. Thomas Howell are all set to appear in this fourth season/minor reboot of the British sci-fi series.

As previously reported, ‘Miracle Day’ begins on a day when, all across the world, nobody dies. People keep aging, they get hurt and sick, but they never die. As this continues, this means there’s an overnight population boom and with all the extra people, resources are finite with humanity ceasing to be viable in four months time. Someone’s got to be behind it, and a CIA agent’s investigations into the mystery draw him to an old, secret British institute named Torchwood.

The show is currently in production in Los Angeles and leaked word from the set confirms that there are no plans to tone down the show’s sexuality as Captain Jack Harkness is set to score with at least two guys throughout the season.

References to the “Doctor Who” universe are being minimised, though the destruction of Torchwood and the fallout of the events in the third season “Children of Earth” storyline will figure into the story. It has been almost two years since that acclaimed mini-series hit our screens, here’s a quick refresher below. No word as yet when the first trailer for ‘Miracle Day’ will arrive.