Starring: John Barrowman , Eve Myles , Gareth David-Lloyd
Directed by: Euros Lyn
Produced by: Peter Bennett
Written by: Russell T Davies , James Moran
Go on Torchwood's most adrenalin-fuelled, high-octane adventure yet! Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones face their greatest threat yet when children all over the Earth stop moving, stop playing, stop laughing, stop everything, and begin to speak with the same voice, announcing the imminent arrival of a new alien threat.
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Torchwood Declassified - Behind-the-Scenes
Go on Torchwood's most adrenalin-fuelled, high-octane adventure yet! Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones face their greatest threat yet when children all over the Earth stop moving, stop playing, stop laughing, stop everything, and begin to speak with the same voice, announcing the imminent arrival of a new alien threat. As the British government closes ranks, it issues a death warrant for Captain Jack and Torchwood. Can the embattled team save the human race against such impossible odds?
Day One - An ordinary day becomes one of terror, as every single child in the world stops and delivers a message to all the governments of Earth: "We are coming." As a trap closes around Captain Jack, the sins of the past are returning and long-forgotten events threaten to reveal an awful truth. Captain Jack, Gwen and Ianto are helpless as events escalate to such a degree that mankind faces the end of civilization itself.
Day Two - As the new Torchwood adventure continues, members of the team are hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state, and only one person holds the key to Torchwood's salvation.
Day Three - The eyes of the world turn to Britain and members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families, as the fight gets personal.
Day Four - Torchwood finally learns the truth and everything now pivots around one man. Old allegiances are destroyed and true intentions are revealed.
Day Five - As violence erupts and anarchy reigns, an ordinary housing estate becomes a battleground where the future will be decided. Torchwood is defenseless – can Gwen Cooper save the day?
|Captain Jack||---||John Barrowman|
|Gwen Cooper||---||Eve Myles|
|Ianto Jones||---||Gareth David-Lloyd|
|Mr Frobisher||---||Peter Capaldi|
|Johnson||---||Liz May Brice|
Created by Russell T Davies
Written by Russell T Davies, James Moran
Directed by Euros Lyn
Produced by Peter Bennett
Executive Produced by Julie Gardner, Russell T Davies
The origins of Torchwood's team leader, Jack, are obscure and he likes it that way. However, he has vast practical experience of working with aliens and dealing with crisis situations. He has come through a lot of scrapes intact, and is unafraid of dangerous situations. In fact, he's usually ready with a flirtatious quip whatever the threat.
A former police officer, Gwen brings procedural skills to the team and a sensitivity that helps them greatly in dealing with victims. She is grounded, straightforward and very determined, and in the murky world of Torchwood she often acts as the team's conscience. Her ability to co-ordinate activity has led to her being recognized as the team's deputy leader.
Ianto deals with all the team's administrative issues. His knowledge is eclectic, his attention to detail unrivalled and his ability to anticipate the team's needs before they have arisen is uncanny. He dislikes it when his remarkable efficiency is taken for granted, however, and when required, he is also more than capable of undertaking field work for the team.
What is Torchwood?
The Torchwood Institute is the name of a secret organization set up to combat alien threats to the human race. Initially founded by Queen Victoria herself, Torchwood's head office was based in the Canary Wharf tower in London's docklands. However, a devastating alien attack [shown in the Doctor Who episode 'Doomsday'] left virtually the entire staff dead, the organization without a leader, and the tiny Cardiff field office left to defend humanity on its own. Well, almost on its own...
Torchwood's small Cardiff office (known as 'The Hub') was established at the end of the 19th Century, on top of a rift in space and time. People, objects and creatures from across the Universe and from all periods of time often find themselves 'washed up' in Cardiff - and it's Torchwood's job to assess if they pose a threat to humanity, and to either capture or destroy them if they do or to take care of them if they don't. Torchwood often works in partnership with UNIT, the Unified Intelligence Taskforce - a large-scale international armed force with many decades of experience in fighting alien invasions of Earth.
"Torchwood does sci-fi with attitude" - Chicago Tribune
"One of TV's most entertaining sci-fi romps" - USA Today
"...Children of Earth arrives as a bracing jolt of electricity. If you watch the first hour and don't find yourself hooked, check your wrist -- you may not have a pulse." - Chicago Tribune
"Children of Earth is the goods, the real deal. It has scope, action and horror - and, for that matter, heart." "Torchwood: Children of Earth is big in a way that very little TV aspires to anymore....this is the most exciting television of the summer." - Newark Star-Ledger
"Remember those edge-of-your-seat miniseries that horror maestro Stephen King delivered in the '90s, such as The Stand and It? Torchwood: Children of Earth is equally epic and easily as frightening." - Houston Chronicle
"It's five nights of stimulating and ultimately disturbing television, and I'd like nothing better than to have more people to talk with about it." - Philadelphia Daily News
"Children of Earth feels like an unusual gift - five nights of strong acting, humor, drama and writing that's about some very high stakes and that wants to challenge our brains rather than massage them to sleep."- Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
"It's premiering tonight, and I've got to warn you -- it's too good! Torchwood: Children of Earth is everything a miniseries should be: dramatic, suspenseful, well-acted, tightly scripted, and it drops bombs you will not even begin to believe." - Entertainment Weekly's Pop Watch
"Whatever you were planning to do this week, back out of it. Nothing is more important than watching this four-star miniseries, which airs five nights in a row." "It's thrilling, funny and poignant." - Chicago Sun-Times
"It's a dark, epic, near-masterpiece of science fiction that far exceeds the series' first two seasons." - Paste Magazine
"...Torchwood: Children of Earth is the best conspiracy thriller you will see on American TV this summer." "Action, humor, drama, sex, strong acting: These elements rocket across your TV screens during five nights of sizzling hot TV." - Chicago Red Eye
"And it is genuinely creepy -- part X-Files, part Close Encounters, with fine performances all around..." - Salon
"Children of Earth is, quite simply, the best Torchwood adventure, yet." - Eclipse Magazine
"If you like your aliens mysterious and scary as hell then you are in for a treat." - Pop Matters
"[Torchwood:Children of Earth] just kept getting better with every scene as the story developed and revelations are tossed at us throughout, right up until the end. My damn adrenaline just wouldn't quit." "...you won't budge from your couch..." - Screen Rant
"It's compelling science fiction, full of suspense and terrifying truths." - Start-News
"...promises to be good and creepy." - Television Without Pity
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