TONIGHT! Torchwood – Children of Earth
After waiting over 14 months, tonight we finally get the next installment of Torchwood! Instead of a 13-episode full season, we’re getting a five-part mini-series entitled, “Children Of Earth”. This storyline airs over five consecutive nights – July 6 through 10 on the regular BBC, and July 20 through 24 on BBC America. It’s disappointing that we only get five episodes, but I guess it’s better than nothing. Below is a trailer for “Children of Earth”.
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Here are previews for each episode, including SPOILERS. This information comes from io9. Remember, SPOILERS below. You were warned.
Day One: An ordinary day becomes one of terror, as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to all the governments of Earth: “We are coming.” But, as a trap closes around Captain Jack, the sins of the past are returning and long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth.
Torchwood is forced underground as the government takes swift and brutal action. As members of the team are hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state. Meanwhile, the mysterious and powerful 456 draws ever-closer.
Captain Jack, Gwen and Ianto are helpless as events escalate to such a degree that mankind faces the end of civilization itself.
Day Two: As the new Torchwood adventure continues, the team is forced underground when the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood’s salvation. But she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.
Day Three: The eyes of the world turn to Britain, as the 456 announce: “We are here,” as the new Torchwood adventure continues. As a pillar of fire descends upon London, the members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families as the fight gets personal. But will Clem’s memories destroy everything?
Day Four: Torchwood finally learns the truth about the events of 1965, as the adventure continues. But Britain is in danger of becoming a rogue state, and everything now pivots around John Frobisher, as the Ambassador of the 456 destroys its old allegiances and reveals its true intent.
Day Five: Torchwood is defenseless and Gwen Cooper stands alone, as the final sanction begins, in the last part of the new Torchwood adventure. As violence erupts and the world descends into anarchy, an ordinary housing estate becomes a battleground, where the future of the human race will be decided.
Sounds great! I can’t wait!