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‘Torchwood’ Earns Fourth Season?

Russell T. Davies kinda makes the announcement at Comic-Con

It’s a bit hard to tell if he was making an official announcement or not, but it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that BBC has commissioned a fourth season for “Torchwood.”

While the BBC itself has yet to make such an announcement, creator Russell T. Davies implied as much during the penultimate panel at San Diego Comic-Con Sunday.

“BBC is astounded by the success,” Davies told the crowd gathered in the convention’s main ballroom. “No one was quite expecting it. No one saw this amount of success was coming. Everyone is very happy, so thank you for asking.”

Much of what Davies talked about in terms of a fourth season seemed to be hypothetical. However, some other news outlets including TV Squad are reporting that it was indeed a fourth season announcement. It seemed at least to the Airlock Alpha/BlipNetwork team the Davies was speaking about a fourth season hypothetically.

Also, Airlock Alpha was part of a media roundtable put on by BBC America that included Russell T. Davies, “Torchwood: Children of Earth” director Euros Lyn, executive producer Julie Gardner and outgoing “Doctor Who” star David Tennant on Saturday next to the convention center, and Davies indicated at the time that he had yet to receive any official word from BBC on whether or not there would be a pickup.

So for now, until BBC makes an official announcement, this may be nothing more than mere speculation. But if Davies’ reports at the Sunday panel that “Torchwood” tripled its audience is true, then there is no doubt that the show will receive a fourth season … and soon!

“Torchwood: Children of Earth” and “Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead” is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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