Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Torchwood Trailer

Here's a nice little teaser trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who spinoff, Torchwoood, starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper (you might recall her face from the Season One Who episode, "The Unquiet Dead", where she played Gwyneth).

The series will air on BBC Three (although a premiere date has yet to be announced) and is intended for a more mature age group than its parent series - an angle that's clearly played up in the trailer.

What strikes me as most noteworthy is how much it appears to be structured like Doctor Who - Jack fills in for the wiser, more experienced Doctor, and Gwen a seeming innocent caught up in the madness of dealing with aliens. There's probably stuff Davies has wanted to do with Who, that he's simply been unable to due to it being a family series. Perhaps he's devised Torchwood as a means of going down those roads?