Fans worried that Torchwood: Miracle Day might be a reboot of the popular BBC series can rest easier says series star Eve Myles.
“It’s not a reboot,” Myles tells The Hollywood Reporter. “No, no, no, no. We’re not CSI: Miami overnight, or something else. We’re Torchwood. And it remains the same program, essentially. And we were ferocious, fierce about keeping what Torchwood is, and what kind of story [we] are going to make. And at the heart of it is Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper.”
Myles goes on to say that had it not been for co-producer Starz, the series would likely have ended with Children of Earth a couple of years ago. And while Fox was originally flirting with the idea of picking up the show, she thinks the series has found a good home on Starz.
“I think that being with Starz has allowed us to make what we wanted to make,” she says. “Literally, no boundaries, make the best show we can possibly make, and let’s keep making it. Let’s keep giving people what they want, and let’s keep us all working together on making something fantastic.”
“I think if we followed the other channel,” she continues. “I think there would have been an awful lot more restrictions on the story line, and I don’t think we would have been able to tell the story quite as well as we have done.”
“Obviously there’s an American feel to it, because of the circumstances of the show,” she says. “But if the question is more, have we tamed things down or heightened anything else to accommodate it being an American show, then no. It’s still feisty and cheeky and naughty, and dark and thrilling.”