For once, Fox may make genre fans happy.
The network has decided to pass on the opportunity to create an American version of the hit British series, “Torchwood.”
However, that doesn’t mean the project couldn’t appear on a different U.S. network.
“BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized ‘Torchwood’ format,” said BBC Worldwide in a statement. “We are currently in discussion with several interested networks.”
As to that last part, BBC Worldwide executive vp of programming and production Jane Tranter reiterated that a U.S. version was still making progress.
“It’s very much ongoing and very much alive,” Tranter said.
Tranter went on to say that reports of a U.S. version of “Doctor Who” are not true.
“It may well be confusing to have a British Doctor and an American Doctor at the same time,” she said. “There is only one Doctor, so I don’t see that happening.”
No word yet on the other networks that BBC Worldwide Productions could be shopping a U.S. “Torchwood” series to. There’s also no word yet on if or when the series will be back in the U.K.