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Lauren Ambrose Joins Newly Renamed Torchwood: Miracle Day

Six Feet Under star Lauren Ambrose has signed on for the highly anticipated fourth season of Torchwood, newly retitled as Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Entertainment Weekly reports that she’ll appear in seven of the 10 episodes as Jilly Kitzinger, “a sweet-talking PR genius with a heart of stone who’s just cornered the most important client of her career … and maybe of all time.” Ambrose joins returning stars John Barrowman and Eva Myles, recent additions Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer (Lie to Me, ER) and the just-cast Alexa Havins (All My Children) and Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse).

Previously called Torchwood: The New World, the co-production of Starz and BBC Worldwide tried on its new title last week as creator Russell T. Davies revealed the first plot details during the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

“The premise is a miracle happens in the world,” Davies said. “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.”

Torchwood: Miracle Day began production this week, and will debut on Starz and BBC One on July 1.

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  • Anonymous

    This is AWESOME news.

    I loved her on Six Feet Under, so it’s such a great happenstance for her to join Torchwood.

  • carolCarol

    I am sure that John will work well with Lauren. He is a gentleman and great to be with.I am pleased to say that I made John Barrowman laugh, on a day when he admitted that he was feeling tired.It was lovely to see that smile emerge on that very handsome face. What skin products do you use John, you look wonderful!

  • Steve757

    Damned good news!
    When I first read this, I thought that there had been a US version of Torchwood that I’d missed…
    but, now I can’t wait for this new series (based in the US this time).
    If you can, get the previous 3 seasons and make a marathon Torchwood weekend out of it.
    You’ll be glad you did!