Although TORCHWOOD: Miracle Day has been obtaining pretty good ratings on STARZ and the BBC, the American cable channel may not be signing up for another season of shows, according to Entertainment Weekly.
STARZ’s CEO Chris Albrecht told reporters at a TV Critic’s function that a renewal is far from certain.
“Torchwood is not one of the shows we went into thinking about a yearly return. It’s about Russell T Davies… he has a lot of things on his plate. If Torchwood is at the top of his list, that will effect the future of Torchwood.”
As Davies told BBC Wales in Feburary that he may have had enough of science fiction for the present, this doesn’t auger well for the series.
“It’s interesting as to how long I can stay in the science fiction world. Personally I think I’m coming to the end of it now and I’ve saved the world and blown up the world too many times, and I hope I leave Torchwood in rude health, and then I’ll probably move onto something else then.”
This does not rule out TORCHWOOD continuing in other hands, however, as he also added the following.
“It’s time to write something just where people talk in kitchens, at least for me. But I hope we literally leave the franchise in in a very strong position that other writers come in and take it over.”