Davies Says Torchwood "In Limbo," Could Be Back In "Ten Or Twenty Years"

Russell T. Davies has been doing the promo rounds to benefit his new CBBC series Wizards vs. Aliens. The show premiered on Monday but I must admit I missed it. The second episode is on this evening, though, so I’ll jump on iPlayer and see what’s going on.

One of Davies’ promo stop-offs was with Graham Norton, and talk inevitably turned to his fan-favourite projects of old, Doctor Who and Torchwood.

Here’s Davies on the subject of the latter:

I loved making it over there [in America], and I would have carried on if circumstances hadn’t brought me back to this country, so it’s kind of in limbo. It’s in limbo for me at the moment.

Circumstances, sadly, of a personal nature. It’s not our place to get into such affairs, but suffice to say, Davies’ private life has rightly taken precedence over work of late.

Davies went on:

I’m not working on it at the moment, I’m only working on Wizards VS. Aliens. When I get back to work one day, I don’t know if it will be old news to the BBC.

“When I get back to work one day” reveals the truth of the matter there.

So, without Davies, no Torchwood, but it apparently wasn’t explicitly dropped by Starz or the BBC. Davies’ explains:

It’s not officially [cancelled], they might do any day, I don’t know! It’s in a nice limbo where it can stew for a while. Those shows can come back in ten, twenty years time.

As did Doctor Who. Though that had been officially cancelled.

What’s more, in ten or twenty years time, John Barrowman might have aged considerably and that would take a bit of explaining, but he’s certainly got to go through some changes at some point, especially if he’s just going to end up as the Face of Boe.

Beyond the sci-fi stuff, Davies also discussed his desire to make a new show that would have the impact of his seminal drama Queer as Folk. He wants to:

go back to that sort of world, that sort of culture, the new Queer as Folk.

What the new Folk would be, what would have that impact today, I don’t know, but I hope that Davies can do it.

You can hear the interview in full on the BBC website right now.

A Vision Of Monsters

mass_effect__female_shepard__by_thejtizzle-d4za194

Rumour: Tons Of Mass Effect 4 Details Surrounding The Story And Gameplay Leaked

WBG-with-bkg2-1400-350x35022

We Be Geeks Episode 116: Cosplay Is Not Just For Conventions

Banner7

Mike Allred's Madman Goes 3D Again This Summer!

Cover Variance - Secret Wars And The Walking Dead

SoSRSJG-01-Cov-A-Anacleto

Exclusive First Look At Swords Of Sorrow Books Shipping July 2015

Frank Cho Gives Wonder Woman Her Own Pose, Finally

PO003_covAsocial

Top Cow's Postal #3 To Hit Stores After First Two Issues Reprinted

Swords_Dave_Acosta_art-4

Dave Acosta Process Art For Retailer Exclusive Swords Of Sorrow Cover

NINJAK_002_COVER-A_LAROSA

Valiant Previews - Ninjak #2, Divinity #3 And Ivar, Timewalker #4