Doctor Who has blown up stateside, but Starz’s attempt to harness the same popularity for adult-oriented spinoff Torchwood with miniseries Miracle Day was met with little enthusiasm from critics, despite solid ratings. After the conclusion of that series in 2011, Torchwood‘s fourth, creator Russell T. Davies announced that the show would be entering an indefinite hiatus, which led many fans to believe that Torchwood might disappear from airwaves for good. Now, though, star Eve Myles has reaffirmed her allegiance to the series.
Talking to CultBox, Myles said that she hasn’t heard anything concrete about a fifth season of Torchwood, but that hasn’t hampered her enthusiasm at the prospect of reprising the role of Gwen Cooper:
“There’s been talks about it for a while, but I’ll believe it when it lands on the desk really, and I’ll see about it then. I certainly wouldn’t turn it down. Anything with Torchwood is something I’d love to do.”
Asked about whether the series’ hiatus has been personally frustrating, Myles responded at length:
“Well, I’ve kind of got past the frustration now. I think it’s more frustrating for the fans. It’s so damn popular, and the fans are still screaming for more, all over the world whenever I do signings and make appearances and talk about the show… It’s as popular now as it’s ever been. That’s what’s frustrating about it. The fans want more, that’s the catalyst; that’s where the frustration comes from. The fan-base are the most loyal fan-base in the world, and have been since day one… So we’ll see what happens. If I get a call to come back, I’ll be there, and I’ll be doing it for the fans as well as Russell T Davies. I’d love to be able to put an announcement out tomorrow saying we got a Season 5, and that would be thanks to the fans, because they’ve not stopped plugging it for us.”
It’s true that Torchwood‘s fanbase is much more loyal than most, having stuck by the series throughout its hiatus, but whether that could translate to more episodes is a massive question mark.