Torchwood is returning – but is the team ready for its greatest threat to date? They’ll be fighting an alien god in the fiery start to Series 6, entitled God Among Us!
The cult Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, created by Russell T Davies, ran for four series on BBC television from 2006–2011. In 2017, audio drama production company Big Finish continued their TV adventures on audio with Series 5: Aliens Among Us, where Torchwood returned to Cardiff, dealt with an alien occupation, terrorists – and the surprising resurrection of Yvonne Hartman. This year they face an alien god – and when a god comes to Cardiff, the whole world goes to Hell!
God Among Us kicks off a few days after the Aliens Among Us finale, but not everyone has made it out alive… John Barrowman returns as Captain Jack Harkness, joined by Tracy-Ann Oberman as Yvonne Hartman, Paul Clayton as Mr Colchester, Alexandria Riley as Ng, Samantha Béart as Oor, Jonny Green as Tyler Steele, and Tom Price as Sergeant Andy Davison.
While in the studio, John Barrowman shared his thoughts: “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.”
Series Producer and writer James Goss tells us more about the series’ return : “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!”
The series will consist of twelve episodes, released in three boxsets. God Amongst Us: Part 1 – the first boxset of four episodes, “Future Pain” by James Goss, “The Man Who Destroyed Torchwood” by Guy Adams, “See No Evil” by John Dorney and “Night Watch” by Tim Foley – will be available from the Big Finish website in October 2018. Parts 2 and 3 will follow in February and June 2019.