The latest Doctor Who Magazine issue 435 has revealed official confirmation for the previously unofficially confirmed news concerning the new Torchwood online spin-off, ‘Web of Lies’, along with further information on the subject. As I previously reported, Eliza Dushku (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse fame) has been confirmed as starring in the web-based spin-off tie-in to Torchwood: Miracle Day.
‘Web Of Lies’ has been produced by BBC Worldwide Productions with ten three-minute episodes, all written by Espenson and Ryan Scott. The style of the ‘Miracle Day’ tie-in series has been described as animated "motion comics", much like the pre-2005 online story ‘Scream Of The Shalka’.
Showrunner of Torchwood, Russell T Davies, is quoted in the latest DWM as saying:
“This is a hugely exciting innovation, a fully-scripted animated adventure with interactive elements, with fantastic voice talents -John Barrowman and Eve Myles reprise their roles as Jack and Gwen, alongside special guest star Eliza Dushku, and co-starring Bob Harris. The adventures will run in weekly instalments, parallel with the event of Miracle Day, adding new clues, new insights, and new dangers, as everyone races to find out the truth behind the mysterious Miracle...”
Other than these details, nothing else is known of Torchwood: Web Of Lies, though we can assume due to the fact there are ten episodes that each episode will be available online directly following each ‘Miracle Day’ episode.
Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres (local time zones)…
What do you think of this news? What do you think of ‘Web Of Lies’?
- BBC One (UK) - Starz (USA) - Space (Canada) – Friday 8th July
- UKTV (Australia) - Saturday 9th July 8:30PM