Tuesday, 19 January 2010


[17.00 - French Time] Read on Broadcast: Russell T. Davies has scripted a pilot for a US remake of Torchwood, the sci-fi action series spin-off of Doctor Who, for BBC Worldwide Productions in America and the Fox network.

Jane Tranter, former BBC controller of fiction now executive vice president of programming and production at BBC Worldwide America in Los Angeles, and Julie Gardner - former exec producer on the Doctor Who franchise now in L.A. too - are involved in the project (http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/international/torchwood-set-for-us-remake/5009775.article).

The question is: will John Barrowman, well-established in the United States, be Captain Jack Harkness for the Fox version? And having in mind the precedents of some US pilot remakes like Red Dwarf (http://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/reddwarfusa.php) or Spaced (http://www.televisionaryblog.com/2008/05/where-pilots-go-to-die-foxs-spaced.html), allow me to express my reserve.

BBC Worldwide's Los Angeles production branch has also a cop show project for US network ABC (http://tattard2.blogspot.com/2009/11/life-without-mars.html).

En Français: http://thierryattard.blogspot.com/2010/01/torchwood-los-angeles.html

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