First thing is that Tom Price's character Andy Davidson has now gone from PC to Sergeant since the last time we've seen him and with filming in Cardiff this week, it seems that a lot of action is happening with him and the regulars. It'll be interesting to see how big Andy's role in the fourth season is. It'll also be a miracle if both him and Rhys are still alive by the end of the season as well.
I can't be sure what episode is being filmed - it's possbily the first one, considering that Life On Mars director Bharat Nalluri was seen on set for this one. Also joining the regulars apparently during filming in Cardiff was Mekhi Phifer and Dichen Lachman, whose role has not been disclosed yet. Here's hoping for some pics of Alexa Havins, Bill Pullman and Lauren Ambrose in the next batch, eh? I really want to see Esther, Oswald and Jilly in action already.
It's brilliant to return to Torchwood - in a way for me Torchwood never went away because it always lives in my head, really. The chance to take those characters, take Eve Myles's character Gwen Cooper and obviously Captain Jack, played by John Barrowman. It's their fourth year of stories now, it's kind of like they have become modern legends, I love that. And I think people of Wales have enjoyed it, everyone's in on the story, they're kind of in on the fun of it all, it's great to keep going.
And on what he'll do afterwards:
It's interesting as to how long I can stay in the science fiction world. Personally I think I'm coming to the end of it now and I've saved the world and blown up the world too many times, and I hope I leave Torchwood in rude health, and then I'll probably move onto something else then
It's time to write something just where people talk in kitchens, at least for me. But I hope we literally leave the franchise in in a very strong position that other writers come in and take it over.
I'm as critical of Russell's work as the next person and while he probably should move on from the sci-fi world, I'm not sure if the series could completely could go without it. Who'd take over? Maybe Jane Espenson if her and Drew Greenberg's remake of Randall And Hopkirk for SyFy goes balls up. What does everyone else think?
Filming Pictures 1: http://www.sfx.co.uk/2011/02/02/torchwood-filming-pics/