Fox Developing U.S. Version of Torchwood


Fox is developing a U.S. version of the U.K. hit series “Torchwood,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Original series creator Russell Davies is writing the script for the project from BBC Worldwide Productions.

U.K.’s “Torchwood” is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of “Doctor Who” and is about a covert group that investigates and fights alien activity. Two series aired domestically on BBC America as well as last year’s stand-alone miniseries, “Children of Earth.”

Some of the current cast — most likely John Barrowman, who plays the immortal Capt. Jack Harkness — might star if Fox orders “Torchwood” to pilot.

The trade says the U.S. verion will contain a global story line compared to the more localized sensibility of the first two BBC seasons.