UKTV will fast-track the next series of Torchwood to Australian audiences.
It will air in July, immediately following its global premiere on Starz.
Torchwood: Miracle Day is built around one day; a day when nobody in the world dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next. The result: a population boom, overnight.
The 10-episode instalment is a co-production between BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US Pay-TV network, Starz Entertainment. Creator Russell T. Davies heads up the writing team.
The series will feature locations in the US and around the world.
John Barrowman and Eve Myles return as Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, and will be joined by Mekhi Phifer (ER, Lie to Me) in the role of Rex Matheson, a C.I.A operative who joins the flight against a conspiracy that reaches from Washington to Wales and the slums of Shanghai.
Bill Pullman (While You Were Sleeping, Independence Day) will appear as Oswald Danes, a convicted child killer who survives his own execution to become the most infamous man on the planet.
“Torchwood: Miracle Day is a courageous and exciting piece of drama which will resonate with audiences all over the world” said Jana Bennett from BBC Worldwide.
“I’m genuinely delighted that Torchwood will add to UKTV’s compelling selection of first-run drama in 2011.”
Julie Dowding, from BBC Worldwide Australia added, “Torchwood: Miracle Day is set to be one of the most exciting dramas we’ve brought to Australia this year.
“UKTV audiences and Torchwood fans alike are in for a huge treat with this latest chapter from Captain Jack and the team.”
This is the second time UKTV has fast-tracked Torchwood to Aussie audiences. In 2009 it played Torchwood: Children of Earth within 24 hours of its UK premiere.
Torchwood: Miracle Day is expected to premiere on Starz on July 8th.