U.S. Writer Joins TORCHWOOD

TorchwoodWEBJane Espenson, veteran of US SF/Fantasy TV (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) told Blastr.com that she will be writing “about a third” of the new mini-series TORCHWOOD: THE NEW WORLD.

Espenson says she looks forward to:
“Working with Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner and the others. Writing for a show I already adore, for characters and actors I already respect. Writing for a show with roots in another country—this is a new experience for me, and I’m loving it.
I love blending tones—mixing the broadly comedic moment in with the darkly dramatic one can heighten both. Torchwood is a show that welcomes that kind of moment. I’m also really eager to play with all the culture-clash material that comes naturally out of the show’s pedigree. And I’m especially eager to write material that pushes the boundaries of what can ordinarily be done on television.”

This new ten-episode mini-series is a co-production between the BBC and the U.S. STARZ Cable Network.
Read the full interview at Blastr.com