Russell T. Davies revealed a new over-arching title for the fourth season of his Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood — and explained the basic plot idea. Which is totally demented, and makes us even more excited to see Torchwood return.
At the Television Critics Association meeting, Davies explained that the new series will be called Torchwood: Miracle Day. And here's the ridiculously high-concept story, as Davies explains it:
The premise is a miracle happens in the world. One day, on Earth, no one dies. The next day, no one dies. The day after that, no one dies. The [people who are] dying, keep dying … but don't actually die. The possibility of death ceases to exist. Which is great for some people. But it's an instant overnight population boom. The earth relies on people dying … What is society going to do now? Some of the answers are beautiful and brave. Some of the reactions are terrifying.
So of course they turn to the one man who has experience with the whole "not dying" thing — Captain Jack. We can't wait to see how it all plays out! The show comes to Starz in July. [EW]