Friday, April 23, 2010

US 'Torchwood' Plans Scrapped By Fox

US cable network Fox has cancelled its plans to make a US version of 'Torchwood'. BBC Worldwide still hopes to continue the project with a new partner.

"BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized 'Torchwood' format," said BBC Worldwide in a statement. "We are currently in discussion with several interested networks.”

BBC Worldwide executive vice president of programming and production Jane Tranter added: "It's very much ongoing and very much alive."

Tranter also dismissed talk of a US produced 'Doctor Who' series: "It may well be confusing to have a British Doctor and an American Doctor at the same time. There is only one Doctor, so I don't see that happening."