BBC Worldwide and Starz have released some further information regarding Torchwood: The New World, which will get its premiere on 8th July 2011.
When C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy, he finds himself unearthing a threat which challenges the entire Human race. The answers seem to l
ie within an old, secret British institute, known only as Torchwood. But Torchwood was destroyed, years ago, and the keys to the institute are held by its only two survivors - former Police Officer Gwen Cooper, who has long since disappeared along with her husband and child, and the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness, a man whose history seems to stretch back centuries.
With Rex under attack from all sides, in both the US and the UK, he soon discovers there are forces at work within every level of society, determined to stop Torchwood's return. As a chain of events across the world links together the most disparate and unlikely individuals - including a surgeon, a killer, senators and CEOs - a new Torchwood team takes shape. But this time, the threat is much closer to home, as they realise that their greatest enemy is mankind itself...
Torchwood: The New World will star John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen and is written by Russell T Davies, John Shiban, Doris Egan, Jane Espenson and John Fay.
Deadline reports an update to the casting, with Mekhi Phifer (ER, Lie to Me, Close Quarters), signing on as the character of CIA agent, Rex Matheson. Meanwhile, Actor; Tom Price (Andy Davidson in Torchwood), has hinted via his Twitter account, that his character may return.
Update (16/12/2010): Deadline now reports that Hollywood Actor, Bill Pullman has also signed on to star in Torchwood: The New World.
[Sources: BBC Worldwide; Starz; Deadline]