Last night saw the official launch of Torchwood Miracle Day at the BFI in London. The first episode of the new series was screened and Russell T Davies, along with some of the cast, was on hand to answer questions.
It had been hoped by many fans that the event would also be used as an opportunity to announce the UK broadcast date, as while many other countries in the world have known for a while when they will be getting a taste of Miracle Day, the UK fans have been kept in the dark. And as it turns out they are still in the dark, as no announcement was made last night either.
One hard fact we do have though is that the show will screen in the US before it airs in the UK. The source for this is BBC reporter Lizo Mzimba who tweeted last night:
No UK transmission date announced. But Russell T Davies told me in interview before, would def air in US before here.
This is further backed up by a few words in a BBC article about the new series from earlier today:
The series will air in the US in early July and be shown later in the summer on BBC One.
While we are all fully aware that the latest series has been UK/US co-production, I think most fans expected that it would be aired in much the same way as the latest series of Doctor Who, with the episodes shown the same day. Sadly it's not to be.
UK fan reaction to the news that the UK is to be made to wait has been, understandably, quite negative in some quarters given the show's roots. You can see some people's thought's on our Doctor in the TARDIS forum.
Torchwood Miracle Day starts screening on Starz in the US on July 8th 2011. As for when it starts in the UK ... who knows?!
So what do you think of this latest development?