Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth Press Pack

The BBC Press Office has released the official Press Pack for Torchwood: Children of Earth, containing an introduction with new synopsis, cast list and production team, and interview with Russell T Davies, and interviews with John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), and Kai Owen (Rhys Williams) with new promo pictures alongside them.

Here's the new synopsis:
"Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones return for a brand-new adventure in Torchwood – Children Of Earth, a new five-part series for BBC One.

An ordinary day becomes a world of terror, as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to all the governments of Earth: "We are coming".

But as a trap closes around Captain Jack, sins of the past are returning, as long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth.

Torchwood are forced underground, as the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state, with the mysterious and powerful 456 drawing ever closer."

The 456 is said to be the Torchwood team most fierce threat to date, Russell T Davies explains how they will deal in such a situation: "This whole story tears Torchwood down and then watches them rebuild, but always questioning them, asking what sort of heroes they are, how far will they go?" He added, "At the same time, we get to know Jack, Gwen and Ianto more intimately than we ever have before – exploring their families, their history, their hopes and loves and their failings, too." "And their lives are on the line – none of them are safe!"

John Barrowman explains, "This storyline is one of the darker Torchwood storylines. Every time you turn a corner you don't know what's going to happen. And when you watch episode one you're going to want to see two, and when you've seen two you'll want to see three. You're just going to want more and more and more."

"This series will actually terrify people."
Eve Myles says. "She's got a huge responsibility on her shoulders. A few years ago she was working as a young policewoman in Cardiff. A couple of years later here she is saving the world with Captain Jack. One way or another something's got to give."

Gareth David-Lloyd revealed some interesting information as well: "We filmed it in a quarry and used real pyrotechnics. It was really hot and I had to climb up the side of this quarry. It was the first time in my career I felt like a proper action hero."

Kai Owen remarked, "It's very different to the previous series. I loved the story arc. We were very used to there being different stories spread across 13 episodes – with the only constant thing being the characters. I was very excited about the scripts for this new series – even more so as Russell had written some of them."

Series 3 of Torchwood is certainly sounding extremely good!
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