'Torchwood: Miracle Day' to Premiere on BBC America on Saturday, September 14

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August 12th, 2013

Torchwood Miracle Day

via press release:

TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY COMES TO BBC AMERICA

Doctor Who spin-off makes its cable television debut

  Marathon of Torchwood Season Two and Torchwood: Children of Earth

kicks things off Friday, September 13

New York – August 12, 2013 – Members of the Torchwood team have fought aliens, cyborgs and time travelers, but now they face their biggest threat – humanity. Team leader and Doctor Who companion, Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman, Arrow) and former Torchwood agent Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles, Doctor Who) are joined by newcomers Rex Matheson, (Mekhi Phifer, Divergent) and Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins, Grey’s Anatomy), when the Supernatural miniseries, Torchwood: Miracle Day, makes its cable television premiere on BBC AMERICA Saturday, September 14 at 9pm ET/PT. Leading up to the premiere, BBC AMERICA will air a marathon of Torchwood season two and Torchwood: Children of the Earth beginning Friday, September 13, 11:00pm ET/PT.

 

Imagine a day when no one dies.  The world is captivated when they watch convicted murderer, Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman, Big Love), walk away from a lethal injection, and a suicide bomber continue to move after his head has been severed from his body. By all appearances it seems like a Miracle. But when the miracle repeats itself everyday thereafter, it is clear there is something more at play. Enter CIA Analyst Esther Drummond (Havins) and her partner CIA agent, Rex Matheson (Phifer).  As they investigate the series of bizarre events, they stumble upon a clue that might hold the key – the mysterious British organization, Torchwood.  They’ll team up with Captain Jack Harkenss and Gwen Cooper to fight the greatest threat to humanity – mankind itself.

 

Torchwood, a spin-off of BBC AMERICA’S highest-rated series, Doctor Who, premiered on BBC AMERICA in 2007 and was the channel’s most watched program of the year.  Torchwood: Children of Earth was also BBC AMERICA’s highest-rated series in 2009.  Torchwood: Miracle Day, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for STARZ, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide, originally aired on STARZ in 2011. The series was created by Russell T. Davies and executive produced by Davies, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter.

 

EPISODE SYNOPSES:

 

EPISODE ONE – THE NEW WORLD – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 9:00PM ET/PT

When everyone in the world stops dying, the CIA stumbles upon a possible lead – a single word: Torchwood. Agent Rex Matheson is impaled in a car crash, and miraculously survives, while his Analyst, Esther Drummond, sets out to discover what Torchwood is. Far away, in Wales, Gwen Cooper lives in hiding with her husband Rhys and daughter Anwen – she’s the last surviving Torchwood member on Earth, and is determined to stay hidden. In Kentucky, convicted murderer Oswald Danes survives his own execution. And Esther encounters the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness, while assassins threaten to wipe out the Torchwood team once and for all.

 

EPISODE TWO – RENDITION – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 9:00PM ET/PT

Rex takes the Torchwood team back to the USA. But when Esther reveals to her Section Chief, Brian Friedkin, that she’s part of Rex’s team, she finds the CIA turning against her, and is forced to Go On the run. Oswald tries to enjoy his newfound freedom, and meets the mysterious Jilly Kitzinger. Rex’s surgeon, Dr. Vera Juarez, joins the Washington D.C. medical panels to investigate the Miracle, where the scientists discover that mankind is immortal but still aging. And when Jack is poisoned on an airplane, it’s a life or death struggle to save the one person who can still die – but who can be trusted?

 

EPISODE THREE – DEAD OF NIGHT, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 9:00PM ET/PT

The new Torchwood team of Jack, Gwen, Rex and Esther swings into action – and discover that an international pharmaceutical company called PhiCorp had advance warning of the Miracle. When the team splits up, Rex turns to Vera for solace, while Gwen finds out more about Esther’s family history. Oswald succumbs to Jilly’s charms and is taken in to meet the PhiCorp executives – at the same time Gwen enters the building on a secret mission. And Jack’s focus on Oswald leads him towards a deadly meeting.

 

EPISODE FOUR – ESCAPE TO LA – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 9:00PM ET/PT

The Torchwood team arrives in California to plan a major raid on PhiCorp headquarters. But a lethal stranger known only as the Gentleman is following them. Oswald finds his freedom threatened by a new media rival as Ellis Hartley Monroe’s ‘Dead is Dead’ campaign gains strength. When Esther intervenes in her sister’s life, she sets in motion a chain of events which threatens to expose Torchwood, and puts Jack and Gwen’s lives in danger, as the Gentleman takes immediate and violent action.

 

EPISODE FIVE – THE CATEGORIES OF LIFE – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9:00PM ET/PT

Vera travels to Los Angeles to join the Torchwood team as governments across the world swing into action with the new Category System for classifying stages of life. Gwen flies home to the UK to save her father and infiltrate the UK healthcare camp, while Rex, Vera and Esther go undercover at the San Pedro facility. But a deadly trap is closing around them all, and while Jack tries desperately to make Oswald Danes change his message to the world, the other members of Torchwood discover the awful truth behind the Category System.

 

EPISODE SIX – THE MIDDLE MEN – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 9:00PM ET/PT

Gwen is trapped in the UK Overflow Camp, with her father’s existence hanging in the balance. Across the Atlantic, Rex is determined to get his secret out  - but when Colin Maloney’s men capture him, only Esther can save him from a fate worse than death. When Jack tracks down and confronts PhiCorp’s Chief Executive, he discovers that the conspiracy is more vast and complicated than he ever imagined.

 

EPISODE SEVEN – IMMORTAL SINS – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 9:00PM ET/PT

Gwen is faced with a terrible decision – she must choose between her family and Jack. When the assassins strike in the UK, taking Rhys and baby Anwen hostage, their demand is simple: Bring us Jack. Gwen has no choice but to deceive Rex and Esther, and make Jack her prisoner. She then travels through the night with him, on a long, dark journey of the soul, during which both have to face terrible truths about themselves. But if these events have something to do with Jack, what part of the Captain’s long life holds the key?

 

EPISODE EIGHT – END OF THE ROAD – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 9:00PM ET/PT

In a mansion in Montana, the Torchwood team makes an amazing discovery. But as Olivia Colasanto explains her family history and the origin of the Miracle, the CIA is closing in – with Brian Friedkin determined to stop Rex before he can expose Brian’s corruption. In Texas, Oswald Danes finds that his media empire is short-lived as Jilly activates Category Zero. And the Montana mansion swiftly becomes a trap - when Section Chief Shapiro arrives, Gwen finds herself thrown out of the USA, leaving Jack alone and in terrible danger.

 

EPISODE NINE – THE GATHERING – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 9:00PM ET/PT

As stock markets collapse, the world is plunged into recession, and the Torchwood team is splintered, defeated and scattered across the world. In Wales, Gwen must take fierce action to fight for her father’s survival, while far away Jack and Esther are in hiding, preparing their last, desperate weapon. Rex uses the might of the CIA to fight the Three Families, but the team soon realizes that Oswald Danes holds all the cards. A terrible alliance begins, which will send them all on a final mission to save the world.

 

EPISODE TEN – THE BLOOD LINE – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 9:00PM ET/PT

The battle lines are drawn. As Torchwood take their places in a final attempt to find the mysterious Blessing, the enemy is waiting for them. Traitors take action at the CIA to leave Rex stranded and alone, while Jack and Gwen must make a deal with the devil in order to survive. But as Jilly Kitzinger rises in the ranks of the Three Families to discover the truth behind Miracle Day, it seems that the Torchwood team will have to make a terrible sacrifice for the sake of the entire human race...

 
  • scifi

    lol?
    This series is as old as I am…

  • Mark Drei

    @Scifi
    Are you 7?
    It started in 2006!

  • John A

    Pity it didnt get 1 more season by BBC.

  • JFC

    Cable Television debut? This has been on somewhere before, I’ve seen it. It’s OK. Children of Earth is better. Much better.

  • LordClever

    For me this was a good idea done badly. The main problem was that it only had about 4-5 episodes worth of actual story and the rest was just a forced effort to string the plot along. The previous runs were far superior especially Children of Earth.

  • Lab scum

    Cable premier ?? It was on Showtime already….so you mean FREE cable premier !!
    It was so/so…..the ending just didn’t work for me

  • Sean

    First it was on premium cable channel Starz in the US and on BBC One in the UK. It’s logical that BBC America is repeating the series. But the only thing American viewers can do now is to watch it and hope for good ratings. Miracle Day wasn’t the best Torchwood, granted, but Children of Earth showed what it can be.
    Also it’s apparantly up to creator/showrunner Russel T. Davies if Torchwood is coming back. It put on the back burner by him because of family problems. A sickness I believe. But in the mean time John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) has written a book with his sister that could serve as a follow up. Hopefully the BBC (and Starz) are going to do something with it. The fans are out there. Remember it’s a Doctor Who spin off.

  • T..A.

    Most of the filming was done in Los Angeles which was a dumb idea.
    Should have left it in Wales where it belongs!

    Miracle Day was weak compared to the rest of the Torchwood series. Children of Earth was the most compelling, and would have expected a sequel to have matched or surpassed that.

  • coolioni

    I love Torchwood.
    miracle Day was definatly the worst season, but its better than a lot of shows that are now on.
    I wish they would have made more season of this show.
    I actually enjoy it more than Dcotor Who.

  • tomsman

    Miracle Day destroyed the Torchwood franchise. Perhaps if the Torchwood team discovered that the whole thing was a collective nightmare there is hope. This sucked. I knew it would. Bringing it to the US was the dumbest move ever AND the US casting was horrendous.

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