We’re one step closer to that “Doctor Who”/”Buffy” crossover I know you’re all clamouring for

6th August 2010 • Blog Post by Ben Paddon •

The writing team for Torchwood’s fourth series has been named, according to the Chicago Tribune, and it’s a pretty meaty list. Returning to the fold is John Fay, who you may recall contributed to the fantastic Children of Earth, alongside three American writers of some note.

Probably the biggest name in the list is Jane Espenson, which is a name that fans of Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica will probably recognise. That’s a pretty big deal, there.

Joining Fay and Espenson are John Shiban (The X-Files, Smallville, Breaking Bad) and Doris Egan (Smallville, Dark AngelHouse). Pretty meaty, I’d say. Not a bad spread for the ten-part series. Indications seem to point towards “Torchwood International” being a series-long story a la Children of Earth rather than the “monster of the week” format we had for the show’s first two series. Which is good, because those first two series are mostly shit.

Ben Paddon certainly isn’t here to help a malevolent entity to bring down the website. Ben writes and hosts PortsCenter, a webseries about video game ports that exists solely because someone once asked him if Doom on the PSone was any good. His favourite colour is mope.


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