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Lots of news is flowing in about the new series of Torchwood, with US network Starz announcing the title of series 4 at the Television Critics Association, plus an in depth interview with Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner took place today at the event today! All of the details are below…

TORCHWOOD: THE NEW WORLD is the tantalising title for what will be a massive 10 hour story shown next Summer. The Hollywood Reporter reveals:

The new story will follow a CIA agent (Rex) and analyst (Ester) who tackle an alien-related global issue. Torchwood, having been destroyed and disbanded, is "like a legend now ... it's like something that's ceased to exist and is now spoken of only in whispers." Soon, Rex and Ester are on the run and are seeking out the help of Captain Jack and Gwen.

"The two teams coming together is a big part of the story -- are they friends or enemies? There's a lot of sparks and excitement."

"We definitely have a really big story to tell," added executive producer Julie Gardner. "It's absolutely rebooted to welcome in a new audience." The ten episodes will be very fast paced, telling a self-contained story with the miniseries "Children of Earth" being used as a template. Being on Starz, the show could potentially take advantage of looser standards for nudity and violence. "I've always had loose standards and practices," Davies said. "If the story demands intimacy or savagery, we will go there absolutely ... [but] there's nothing better than a great big global thriller that stops for a sex scene -- it's probably hard to make that happen in a thriller."

They have also revealed that Rhys will return and will remain part of the team, Captain John Hart won’t be appearing, filming will take place in Los Angeles and Washington, the show will still be humorous, Captain Jacks sexuality will still be honoured, Rhys and Gwen’s relationship will be sexy, the Welsh setting is still important, and there will be no “flabby” episodes.

This certainly is a lot of news to take in, but one thing is for sure, im very excited about this series! Are YOU? Go ahead and tell us in the comments!