BBC America announced the acquisition of the highly anticipated season three of its hit sci-fi series, Torchwood
. The highest rating show in the history of BBC America will return to the channel with five all-new episodes in 2009.
The award-winning show, which received huge critical acclaim for season one and two, will premiere on BBC America shortly after the UK premiere.
Richard De Croce, Senior Vice President, Programming, BBC Worldwide America said, "Captain Jack is coming back to BBC America and we can't wait! 'Torchwood' really represents the essence of the channel - it's sexy, action packed and a little bit subversive. Clearly our viewers love it as much as we do."
Created by Russell T Davies, lead writer and executive producer on the current Doctor Who
, the dark, wild and sexy sci-fi drama follows the adventures of a team of investigators who use scavenged alien technology to solve present day crime both human and alien. Led by the enigmatic Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), the Torchwood team are separate from the government, outside the police and beyond the United Nations. Torchwood sets its own rules, delving into the unknown and fighting the impossible.