For all of those who missed the 2011 run of the Saturn-award nominated series “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” a miracle of sorts has occurred: The show will re-air this fall on BBC America.
“Torchwood” premiered in 2007 and was BBCA’s most watched program of the year. The “Doctor Who” spinoff was created by Russell T. Davies and starred John Barrowman as the immortal Capt. Jack Harkness. Barrowman was most recently seen by American audiences as villainous Malcolm Merlyn on The CW’s “Arrow.”
“Miracle Day” is technically the fourth season of the show. It adds an American element, introducing CIA agents Esther Drummond and Rex Matheson (portrayed by Alexa Havins and Mekhi Phifer) to series veterans Harkness and Gwen Cooper (Barrowman and Eve Myles). It originally aired in the United States on the Starz premium cable channel, and while Starz has left the door open for more “Torchwood,” no episodes are in the works right now.
“Miracle Day” kicks off with a day in which no one dies — not even if they were killed with a lethal injection, like convicted murderer and series regular Oswald Danes, played by Bill Pullman. Critics gave it mixed reviews, but viewership was very solid for this installment.
As an appetizer to the main course of “Miracle Day,” BBCA will air a selection of older “Torchwood” episodes beginning with Season 2 and ending with “Torchwood: Children of Earth” beginning Sept. 13. “Children of Earth” was also BBCA’s highest-rated series in 2009.
“Miracle Day” hits BBCA on Sept. 14 beginning at 9 p.m. ET, airing all 10 episodes every Saturday afterward.