Thursday, 15 July 2010

New Torchwood Members?

Michael Ausiello, of Entertainment, has published details on a few of the main characters that will appear in the next series of Torchwood after being asked in an online Q&A with him.

Ausiello was asked, "Any whisperings on the new Torchwood you’d care to share?"

He replied: "Whisperings? More like shoutings. Among the casting intel I’ve gathered on the new season (airing on my new favourite cable network, Starz), the show is out to cast a new series regular — Rex Matheson, a wickedly funny (operative word: wicked) CIA agent born to make waves. Almost as key to the new season are recurring characters Esther Katusi, a CIA grunt in her early 20s who learns what she’s really made of only when she’s forced to, and Oswald Jones, a convicted murderer and pedophile who will be as shocked as anyone to learn how easily infamy and fame can be exchanged for one another."

Do not take this as any official confirmation as it certainly is not and I certainly don't think good old 'Rusty' Davies would have a new Torchwood member as a paedophile. It has been bandied about that a casting call for the US version of Channel 4's [excellent] Shameless has been mixed up with that of a Torchwood one, and this supposed "convicted murderer and paedophile" character does, I think, fit in with a comedy like Shameless. Then again I also cannot for the life in me see CIA members appearing in any version of Shameless, so maybe different characters for different shows have cropped up in media circles and Michael Ausiello is confusing them? It certainly seems more probable.

In other Torchwood news, both John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) have now confirmed that filming on Torchwood Series 4 begins January 2011 and is expected to broadcast in Summer 2011.

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What are your thoughts on this? Looking forward to it?
Please comment.


  1. Crap! There is no way anyone associated with the Whoniverse would allow a "pedophile" character to become a "hero" in one of their shows.

    I'm pretty sure I read elsewhere that these are actually characters from an American version of Shameless, which seems far more believable.

  2. It does sound very unbelievable, the paedophile bit, doesn't it? Although having CIA members in any form of Shameless doesn't sound likely either.

    The Shameless and Torchwood mix-up in rumours was to do with a casting call of possible actors, not characters like this release is.


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