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Big Finish: Torchwood returns for sixth series

Big Finish has announced that an official sixth series of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood will be released this autumn.

Created by former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies, Torchwood originally aired from 2006-2011 before being revived as an audio series by Big Finish. Last year’s fifth series, Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, continued the adventures of the Cardiff team as they faced off against terrorists and dealt with an alien occupation.

Kicking off a few days after the finale of Aliens Among Us, Torchwood: God Among Us reveals that not everyone has made it through the climactic events of the previous series, with the new set of adventures pitting the team against an alien god.

Returning for Torchwood‘s sixth series is John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, who says of the upcoming new adventures:

“They are really great stories in Series 6, they really move the narrative forward. I find all over the world, from Puerto Rico to Paris, from London to Pensacola Florida to South America, there are huge Torchwood fans and the audience is always growing.”

Joining Barrowman for the new audio stories will be Tracy-Ann Oberman as Yvonne Hartman alongside Paul Clayton (Mr Colchester), Alexandria Riley (Ng), Samantha Béart (Oor), Jonny Green (Tyler Steele), Tom Price (Sergeant Andy Davison), and Rachel Atkins as leader of the Sorvix, Ro-Jedda.
The sixth series of Torchwood will be released by Big Finish in three parts, with four new stories making up Part 1, out in October 2018:

6.1 Future Pain by James Goss
6.2 The Man Who Destroyed Torchwood by Guy Adams
6.3 See No Evil by John Dorney
6.4 Night Watch by Tim Foley

Part 2 of the sixth series will be released in February 2019, with Part 3 rounding off the series in June 2019.
James Goss, series producer and writer of the first episode of the new series, previews what’s in store for the Torchwood team:

“We had such a great reaction to Series 5, it’s been a delight getting the cast back together to do more. Now things are established the stories are more standalone, seeing Torchwood face some tough challenges – a plague of sleep, a city that goes blind, organising a funeral, and then there’s an alien god to deal with!”

Executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery adds:

“Torchwood quickly became one of my favourite audio series from Big Finish, the work James and director Scott Handcock have done with the wonderful guidance of Russell T Davies has made the adventures of Captain Jack and his team compulsive listening. I can’t wait for series six to be released!”

Torchwood: God Among Us is available to pre-order now from Big Finish, with all three parts available either individually at £25 on download or £28 on CD, or as a specially-priced bundle at £60 on download or £75 on CD for all three parts.

[Source: Big Finish]