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4/04/2011 05:10:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The first poster for Torchwood: Miracle Day from BBC Worldwide has been revealed at the MIPTV event in Cannes, highlighted by a full page promotion in the event's electronic publication, MIPTV News.

Julie Gardner, production partner for the series with Russell T Davies, explained about the development of the series:
Season Three was transmitting on BBC1 around the time that I moved to Los Angeles to work at BBC Worldwide Productions. Russell T Davies had also moved there and was looking for new challenges and wanted to try for a US career. (Seeing how well it did in the US, we thought) maybe there was another chapter of Torchwood to be told. And very happily we were able to see the title to Starz.

Talking about the partnership with Starz, she said:
The pillars of the show are actually the same. But I think the difference is that because of the quality of the co-production partnership between Starz and the BBC, we have an opportunity to tell a big story over ten episodes. The fact that we are transmitting on a pay premium cable channel means that we have to compete production-value wise in that environment. We're filming at the moment and from what I have seen so far we are able to do that.


The full MIPTV News Issue 1, covering many of the shows on offer at the event, may be read at the MIPTV website.

Entertainment correspondant Richard Arnold is also at the event, where he will be interviewing John Barrowman and Bill Pullman, who are both there to promote Miracle Day. Barrowman's agent Gavin Barker is also at the event, where a Q&A took place with both actors and Julie Gardner


Richard Arnold with John Barrowman and Bill Pullman (via yfrog)


John Barrowman, Bill Pullman and Julie Gardner answer questions.
Photo: Gavin Barker (via Twitpic)


John on the red carpet.
Photo: Gavin Barker (via Twitpic)


John meets Captain Jack.
Photo: Gavin Barker (via Twitpic)


Further photos "from the red carpet" may be seen via the MIP Blog.