‘Torchwood’ To Get U.S. Version on FOX?

I don’t know how I feel about this, I honestly don’t know. When I found out that FOX was developing a stateside version of the British sci-fi series Torchwood, I felt the excitement that the US would be getting to see Torchwood on a more viewed network — save for the fact that it wouldn’t be the same Torchwood that sci-fi fans have come to know and love.

The British Torchwood is a spinoff of the hit series Doctor Who. Featuring the Doctor’s former companion Jack Harkness as the protagonist, Torchwood (the title of which is an anagram of Doctor Who) has been described as “24 with aliens.” Though Harkness is American, Torchwood is deeply intertwined with the mythology of Who, a distinctly British show? Will it be able to work on American screens?

Possibly, and possibly not. Though not even approved for a pilot, the series is being scripted by former Who scribe Russell T. Davies, who ended his tenure on who with the departure of David Tennant from the role of the Doctor (Davies isn’t the only one moving to American television; Tennant will star in the new NBC series Rex Is Not Your Lawyer).

Will Torchwood U.S. survive the harsh stateside ratings game? It might. While the 24-like element will likely attract some viewers (especially with it rumored to be 24‘s last season), the sci-fi plot might just scare them off. My prediction: it’ll either be a huge failure, or it’ll be a huge hit (think V).

If it is a huge hit, however, there may be something that fans of the British Doctor Who may have to take issue with: the inevitable Who remake. “Tranter might try to reboot Doctor Who for U.S. audiences,” The Hollywood Reporter says.

Let’s hope not. Remaking Britain’s beloved Doctor would provide considerable backlash.”The horror!” proclaimed one fan of the series. I agree. I very much agree.

Leave a Reply

Pewdiepie
Why Being a Youtube Star Isn’t What it’s Cracked up to Be
Donald Trump transition meetings, New York, USA - 15 Dec 2016
Monica Crowley a No Go for Trump Administration Due to Plagiarism Scandal
Howie Mandel
The Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala Should be Solid
girl-meets-world
Saying Goodbye To Girl Meets World: The Show’s 10 Best Moments
Goodbye 2016
The Top Ten Songs For This New Year’s Eve: Goodbye 2016!
Debbie Reynolds 2015
Debbie Reynolds Died of Heartbreak Over Carrie’s Death
carrie-fisher-at-2015-comic-con
A Princess, General, and Irreverent Hollywood Star, R.I.P. Carrie Fisher
George Michael
Gone too Soon: George Michael, Age 53, Passed Away on Christmas Day
No Preview
‘Patriot’s Day’ is a Gripping Tale of Emotion, Beauty and Hope
6
5 Oscar Hopefuls Whose Award Chances Were Hurt by Trump’s Election
1
5 Great Movies from 2016 that Nobody’s Talking About… Yet
6
Though Visually Breathtaking, A Monster Calls Is Less than the Sum of Its Parts
Goodbye 2016
The Top Ten Songs For This New Year’s Eve: Goodbye 2016!
George Michael
Gone too Soon: George Michael, Age 53, Passed Away on Christmas Day
Kehlani, "Gangsta"
Check Out the New Music Video for Kehlani’s ‘Gangsta’ from ‘Suicide Squad!’
Suicide Squad: The Album
‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack Is the Best of the Summer: Review
Sports News
The Best Lessons From the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
150415194757-2015-playoff-graphic-2-041515.1200x672
The Top Five Moments in NBA Playoffs History
2themastes
Your Official Guide to Watching the Masters Tournament on TV
Austin X Games
X Games Austin 2016 Has an Amazing Sports and Music Lineup

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.