On Thursday, the Internet was awash with news reports and web chat that the new 10-part season of the Doctor Who
spin-off – to be called Torchwood: The New World
– would premier on 1 June in the US and
However, according to the Doctor Who News Page
, BBC Marketing have informed them
that “the Torchwood Facebook Page
which purported to ‘announce’ the series premier date is not an official site as claimed, and has no links to the BBC itself [and that the] transmission date will be officially announced by the BBC and Starz later in the year”.
Unlike its first three seasons – which were all set in Wales, in the UK – Torchwood
’s fourth season will be international in scope, with filming of the BBC/Starz series currently taking place in the US before moving back to the UK and then other parts of the world.
's lead stars, John Barrowman and Eve Myles, will both be returning to the series, along with its creator and show-runner, Russell T Davies (Queer as Folk
). Barrowman – who plays Captain Jack Harkness, a role he also plays in Doctor Who
– and Myles, as Gwen Cooper, are to be joined by a number of new people to the team.