Despite making all of us fans wait for nearly 12 months before making an announcement about whether Torchwood would be recommisioned, Torchwood creator Russell T Davies has revealed that it has always been in the pipeline and described how filming a new series of the show in America as apposed to primarily in Wales like every other series, is "exciting".
During an interview, the writer explained that the high viewing figures for the miniseries Torchwood: Children of Earth guaranteed that a fourth run would eventually be made, even though it was kept tight lipped for so long.
"I'd already moved out to LA and it'd sort of been half in development, and then once those viewing figures came in it went into proper development," he revealed.
Davies has also promised that some popular American writers are being lined up for the 10 new episodes, though he doesnt know how many he will pen himself.
"That's still to be confirmed, to be honest. I'd love to write more, but we've got a lot of interest from other writers, and I'm happy showrunning the whole thing, so… depends how it pans out, really! Plenty of time to decide. We've some great names coming along - though I can't say them yet - so it's very exciting."