Until now, Starz and the BBC have only shown fans brief snippets of the new Torchwood series, entitled “Miracle Day”. That’s all changed today with the Access Hollywood release of a new Torchwood trailer/sneak peek.
The extended footage provides a more detailed peek at the look and feel of the new series, while establishing the premise and introducing you (in exploady fashion) to the ‘new’ Team Torchwood.
Check it out right after the jump. [UPDATED with better quality video]
One of Miracle Day‘s main challenges may be to win over fans of the original BBC produced Torchwood. That being said, the BBC/Starz co-production looks pretty good based on the trailer. Of course, it’ll need to do more than just look good, but like any series it deserves a chance and hopefully new viewers will find the show.
“Miracle Day” has a simple but strong premise to work with. I’m particularly intrigued as to whether the ‘miracle’ at the heart of this series is a natural occurrence or of human/alien origin. I’m guessing it’s the latter, but how they tell that story will be key.
Oh, and by the way: Gwen Vs a helicopter? Only one winner, obviously.
Are you looking forward to Miracle Day? Does this trailer do anything for you?
Here’s the synop:
“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.