Captain Jack Is a Miracle Worker


?By which I mean he’s going to be investigating a miracle in the fourth season of Torchwood, which has been resubtitled from The New World to Miracle Day. Why? Because of the season’s overarching plot, as fawningly described by EW:

“The premise is a miracle happens in the world,” [creator Russell T.]Davies says. “One
day, on Earth, no one dies. The next day, no one dies. The day after
that, no one dies. The [people who are]dying, keep dying … but don’t
actually die. The possibility of death ceases to exist. Which is great
for some people. But it’s an instant overnight population boom. The
earth relies on people dying … What is society going to do now? Some of
the answers are beautiful and brave. Some of the reactions are

The opening scene has Bill Pullman, playing death row prisoner who’s a
murderer and pedophile, receiving a lethal injection for his crimes …
and not dying. …

Naturally, the Torchwood team is called in to try and tackle this
very unusual problem. And, of course, Davies promises plenty of chases
and explosions and action too.

This sounds much like the excellent Children of Earth in scope — as in, crazy shit affects the entire planet — and less like the odd, sci-fi procedurals of the first and second Torchwood seasons, which is a very good thing. However, this will still be a 10 episode series, so I wonder if they’ll all deal with the Miracle Day storyline, or there’ll be some single episode plots mixed in, or what. All I know is that Torchwood‘s level of quality went up about 8,053,268% between the first two seasons and Children of Earth, so when this thing debuts on Starz in July, we’re either due another phenomenal sci-fi series or a very significant disappointment. (Via io9)