January 19th, 2010

totally_sane, suzie

Yikes...

Well, here's an interesting rumor: a US version of Torchwood? With RTD writing? Possibly including some of the original cast.

Reading the Hollywood Reporter article linked to by the above link, it looks like Fox is in the maybe-thinking-about-commissioning-a-pilot phase. So, it's probably too early to be getting outraged or excited (depending on your inclinations) about this.

As a television viewer, it's hard for me to get excited about the prospect of yet another remake of a successful British TV series. On the other hand, the part of me that is interested in how television gets made, and how British television differs from American television, is fascinated. Torchwood was, in some ways, RTD's attempt to re-imagine an American science fiction drama for British television. How would that change when translated back to American television? Would Fox be brave enough to keep all the same-sex relationships, for a start?

Looks like The Guardian has picked up the story, too: http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/jan/19/will-us-torchwood-work