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The Endgame Begins on Torchwood!

Torchwood: Miracle Day 2011; Episode 108

This is it! The endgame begins with episode eight of Torchwood: Miracle Day, End of the Road [Friday, August 26 at 10pm ET/PT], which finds Jack (John Barrowman) facing a showdown with a man he thought was long since dead, while Rex (Mekhi Phifer) takes extreme action to prevent the collapse of society. Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” and Jurassic Park) continues his guest appearances as Brian Friedkin, a powerful Section Chief wielding great power first of three within the CIA. John De Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) also guest star.

Check out five more teaser photos after the jump.

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Starz Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Productions Forge Development, Production and Distribution Agreement!

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If you love Torchwood: Miracle Day, here’s a little news tidbit to give you hope for more highly entertaining original programming from Starz Entertainment – the company has signed a deal with the BBC Worldwide Productions [home of Torchwood: Miracle Day, Dancing With The Stars, Top Gear and What Not To Wear] to develop, produce and distribute original programming.

Details of the deal follow the jump.

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Torchwood: Miracle Day – More Than Just a TV Series!

Torchwood: Miracle Day (2011)

If you can’t get enough of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, then you’re going to love this: BBC Worldwide and Starz have announced the production of an interactive app – to made available for downloading special components of the Torchwood: Miracle Day experience, beginning with the first of ten three-minute motion comic narratives that provide clues to the ongoing mystery of the series. For details on the range of downloadables that will be made available, check out the official press release following the jump.

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Torchwood: Miracle Day and Spartacus: Vengeance Establish Starz Presence at Comic-Con!

Torchwood: Miracle Day (2011) Liam McIntyre-Vanessa Dano and Tom Donato

Starz’ most fan-friendly series – Torchwood: Miracle Day and Spartacus: Vengeance – will have a presence at San Diego’s 2011 Comic-Con. Starz is bringing the casts of the two shows for panels on Friday, July 22nd. Times for the panels – and an advance screening of Episode 103 of Miracle Day can found in the official press release following the jump.

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Starz Announces Guest Star Line-Up for Torchwood: Miracle Day!

Miracle Day 

With the premiere of Torchwood: Miracle Day a mere seven weeks away, Starz has announced the 10-episode event’s guest cast – a cast that includes Wayne Knight, C. Thomas Howell, Ernie Hudson, Nana Visitor, John DeLancie, Mare Winningham and Frances Fisher.

The full press release follows the jump.

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Camelot’s Creator, Merlin and Guinevere Talk About The Challenges of Bringing a Legend to TV!

Chris Chibnall Tamsin Egerton Joseph Fiennes

The success of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena have given Starz its highest profile ever. Now, the network is returning to that mix of history and legend with its new series, Camelot [Fridays, 10-9C] – a stripped down take on the Arthurian legend.

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with series creator Chris Chibnall and stars Joseph Fiennes and Tamsin Egerton who play, respectively, Merlin and Guinevere. Much of the discussion centered on the challenges of taking such a well known legend – and such archetypal characters – and making them fresh. Note: Our interviewees were on long distance [as in across the pond], so there were some occasional reception problems…

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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena: Series Creator, Two Gladiators and a Mischievous Lady Talk About Their Roles In The Prequel!

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In a rare confluence of events – a star’s illness; an open timeslot; fans clamoring for more backstory, and an idea intended for a postponed second season – Spartacus: Gods of the Arena was born. The six-episode prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand fills in the background history of Batiatus and Lucretia and how their ludus [gladiator training facility] came to a certain level of prominence before the arrival of the famed Thracian gladiator.

On Monday, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with series creator/showrunner/writer Steven S. DeKnight and stars Dustin Clare [Gannicus future champion of Capua], Manu Bennett [Crixus, here new to the ludus] and Jaime Murray [Lucretia’s old friend and fellow partier, Gaia].

Note: for some reason, this call had a lot of weirdness, technically – dropouts, cutoffs, static – so the transcript isn’t perfect. It was still a fun call, though.

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