This is one of those projects that’s a great concept, but then when you start actually telling the story you find out by episide 10 (say) that your Concept doesn’t really have a Meaning. Or an Ending. The fact that Rex in effect becomes a “Jack” and that Rhys is the only character that seems “real” supports the longstanding sense that what’s best about Torchwood is the not-Jack and the not-Gwen.
The story: When convicted child killer Oswald Danes (Pullman) miraculously survives his own execution, the footage holds America transfixed. And then everyone realizes that nobody is dying. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it.
Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman.
Directed by: Bharat Nalluri, Billy Gierhart, Guy Ferland, Gwyneth Horder-Payton.
Features: Selected audio commentaries; Character profiles; Special effects feature; Behind-the-scenes special; iTunes intros; Web of Lies motion comic.