"The recession has hit British television, but fingers crossed, it will be a go," he stated. "We expect things to start to move in January.
"We've got great ideas for the show. I think there's a further lease on life for many years to come, but certainly for a [fourth season]."
After the ace 3rd series 'Torchwood: Children of Earth' many believed this would be a final farewell for our Welsh heroes. Davies had confirmed that a 4th series would be moving ahead , he told Torchwood Magazine (via filmshaft.com):
“I could write you scene one of series four right now. I know exactly how to pick it up. I’ve got a shape in mind, and I’ve got stories. I know where you’d find Gwen and Rhys, and their baby, and Jack, and I know how you’d go forward with a new form of Torchwood."It is not known how radical the changes will be in the new series, but it is worth noting that John Barrowman is expected to be joining 'Desperate Housewives' soon.
Updated : 2nd December 2009
John Barrowman discussed the new series of Torchwood on BBC Radio 2 and had this to say:
"We are discussing the future of Torchwood because most definitely Torchwood will come back to the BBC, which is fantastic.Barrowman also revealed he was not sure if Captain Jack will ever feature in 'Doctor Who' again:
"We're not sure when, because we have to work out the logistics of the filming - and it's already said that it'll be 13 episodes instead of 5."
"I don't know about Captain's Jack future in Doctor Who because nothing has been said or I haven't been asked.In regard to the revelation by Barrowman that it would be a 13 episode run for Torchwood Series 4, a BBC spokesperson told Digital Spy:
"I'm kind of prepared that I won't be in any of it, which is fine."
"Torchwood proved a huge success with our audiences with the one epic story stripped across a single week.UPDATED: February 06 2010
"We know there is a huge public clamour for the return of the Torchwood team. Although no final decision has been made yet, discussion is under way about their future."
John Barrowman On Captain Jack's Future
UPDATED June 7, 2010:
Series 4 confirmed to air on BBC & Starz summer 2011!