Starz promises bigger 'Torchwood' budget
Published Jun 9 2010, 13:47 BST | By Catriona Wightman
Starz president Chris Albrecht has promised to give Torchwood
a bigger budget than it has had before.
Earlier this week, the network announced
that it has signed a deal with the BBC to make a fourth series of the Doctor Who
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter
, Albrecht explained that he was impressed by the last Torchwood
series 'Children of Earth'.
"It was too good an opportunity to pass up," he said. "Each season of the show, the show has evolved and 'Children of Earth' was terrific.
"I'm interested in doing sci-fi and what I like a lot about Torchwood
is it's a very classic sci-fi entry. It's all about the story, it's not about big effects. I thought 'Children of Earth' evolved the franchise to a place where it could continue to evolve on pay TV with an American partner that could bring more production resources."
Asked if that meant the show would have a bigger budget, Albrecht replied: "Yes, it certainly will."
The fourth series of Torchwood
is expected to air on Starz in the US and on BBC One in the UK next summer.