Lest we think Doctor Who is getting all the attention, Starz and BBC Worldwide have released the first still and character poster for Torchwood: Miracle Day, the eagerly anticipated fourth season of the spinoff series.
Sure, it's a small photo (via TV Guide), showing returning stars John Barrowman and Eve Myles with new cast members Mekhi Phifer and Alexa Havins, but the poster of a gun-toting Captain Jack Harkness makes up for it, doesn't it?
If not, there's also an interview with Barrowman, who pledges the new season is "going to be even bigger and better" than the previous ones. "The audience is going to need a forklift truck to pick their jaws off the ground," he tells Deadline. "The stunt work is unbelievable. I used to do quite a lot of stunts except if it was jumping off of buildings but now I’m not allowed to because of the insurance policy. I’m much more valuable in America!”
Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres Friday, July 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.
Torchwood begins with a day when nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging, they get hurt and sick, but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event — someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson (Phifer) investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?,” he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.
(poster via Doctor Who TV)