Ok, this is a little outside of the scope of my normal AwesomeToyBlog posts, but I couldn’t resist – I’m sure its obvious that I’m a huge fan of all things Who. Starz has released the first full trailer for their upcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day series which kicks off July 8th on Starz. Check the trailer below and see the full press-release after the jump.
HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED STARZ ORIGINAL, “TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY” PREMIERES JULY 8 AT 10PM ET/PT
Series Features Alums John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Joined by Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Bill Pullman, and Special Guest Stars Lauren Ambrose and Arlene Tur
Plus Other Notable Guest Stars Including C. Thomas Howell, Wayne Knight, Ernie Hudson, Frances Fisher and Mare Winningham
New York, May 24, 2011 — Imagine 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. This is the extraordinary premise of the highly-anticipated STARZ original drama series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for STARZ, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide. The new series, premiering on STARZ on July 8 at 10pm ET/PT, features Torchwood alumni John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Kai Owen and new headliners, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins and Bill Pullman.
Special guest starring actors in the cult sensation include: Arlene Tur (“Crash,” Eat Pray Love) and Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under,” The Other Woman). The 10-episode, hour-long series will also feature an impressive list of guest stars: Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” Jurassic Park), C. Thomas Howell (“Southland,” The Outsiders), Ernie Hudson (“OZ,” Ghostbusters), Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), John DeLancie (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce, George Wallace) and Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer).
“Torchwood: Miracle Day” begins with a day when nobody dies. 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 occurrence – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson 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.
The show’s original creator, writer/producer Russell T Davies, serves as executive producer along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Julie Gardner, with Davies also serving as show-runner. “Torchwood: Miracle Day” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for Starz, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide.