Let’s assume you have no idea what you just watched. Two guys kissing. Big whoop. Well, that’s from Torchwood, the spinoff series of the forever-running UK program(me) Doctor Who. It’s a sci-fi action series starring awesomely gay actor John Barrowman playing bisexual badass Captain Jack Harkness. It has been airing on BBC America and a new season, Torchwood: Miracle Day (concerning what happens when everybody on Earth stops dying) is coming to American network Starz on July 8. We’ve also covered both Barrowman and Torchwood a lot on this very site (note to you: click on any stories having to do with them and whole new worlds will open before you like exotic flowers).
But let’s say you do remember the steamy kiss above and that you remember all the other homosmooches over the course of Torchwood‘s three previous seasons (or two seasons and a miniseries, if you’re going to get all technical). And now you’re freaking out that everything will change in the American version and you’re threatening to go shout angry comments from the rooftops of the internet.
Well, don’t stress. Yes, there’s a leap in the show’s setting from Wales to Los Angeles and it’s a co-production between the BBC and Starz and the marketing, so far, has been constructed to appeal to newbies and give them a way into a universe that has-—in one incarnation or another—been on TV since before color programming.
But word on the inside is that it’s the Torchwood you already know and love has Captain Jack Harkness still making good on all his bisexual promise.
Meanwhile New York Magazine offers up a nice peek into the new season via first-person monologue from character Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles). Hint to dealing with her: Don’t mistake the Welsh woman for English or you’ll get a knuckle sandwich.