Monday, January 14, 2008

Torchwood Back, With Marsters

James Marsters joins BBC America's Torchwood in its second-season premiere Jan. 26, fighting and "snogging" Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman). The new season of the Doctor Who spinoff kicks off at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the BBC announced.

Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will play the charismatic-but-psychopathic Captain John Hart, a time agent who shares history with Captain Jack.

BBC America also released details of the season's next four episodes, which debut in the United States only a few days after they premiere in the United Kingdom.

In the subsequent installments, the Torchwood team faces alien sleeper cells that threaten the whole planet, Toshiko (Naoko Mori) falls for a handsome soldier trapped out of his time, Gwen's (Eve Myles) boyfriend Rhys (Kai Owen) discovers the truth about Torchwood, and a memory thief infiltrates Torchwood and uncovers long-forgotten secrets among the entire team.

In the course of the season, the team's members will journey to the 51st century and World War I, save a stranded creature from horrific abuse and come face to face with an entity that may well be Death itself.

Doctor Who's Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) teams up with Torchwood for three episodes. The season will also feature guest appearances by Alan Dale, Richard Briers, Ruth Jones and Nerys Hughes.

I enjoyed the first season... looking forward to the second one. - Marc

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