BBC announced that the deal for a 13 episode serialized remake of the British spinoff series of Dr Who will be not made by Fox.

Source  BBC News

In a statement, BBC Worldwide said both companies had "mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized Torchwood format".

However, the BBC said discussions with other networks were continuing and plans to get the show made for US audiences were still in the pipeline.

This is not good news usually when studios start backing off  it usually means the death of the series all together. To bad other then some of the over exploring of personal relationships it was a great series. And was a hit in the UK with the main character played by John Barrowman being highly popular.  The final mini series Children of the Earth did extremely well here in the US . Which is a puzzle to me why the show was ever canceled and why Fox is bowing out of the production of the series.

For those that do not know Torchwood  was a

British science fiction television programme, created by Russell T Davies. It deals with the machinations and activities of the Cardiff branch of the fictional Torchwood Institute, which deals mainly with incidents involving extraterrestrials. An initial 13-part series was commissioned by the BBC as a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who with which it is closely interlinked. The main cast consists of John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori andGareth David-Lloyd. Gorman and Mori left the programme after the second series, with Kai Owen promoted from a recurring role to the main cast in series 3.

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