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After taunting fans with a couple of blink-and-you-miss-them teasers, Starz has released the first honest-to-goodness trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day, the eagerly awaited fourth season of the hit BBC series.
As with so many things, though, the trailer comes with a price: It premiered on Access Hollywood, which means we have to endure an annoying host chattering over part of the footage. Still, a trailer! Update: Starz has made the trailer available via its YouTube channel, so no more annoying TV host chatter!
The 10-episode season, which stars returning cast members John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen, begins on a day when, all across the world, nobody dies. The Torchwood alums are joined by Mekhi Phifer (ER, Lie to Me), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Alexa Havins (When in Rome, Fat Girls), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Arlene Tur (Crash, Eat Pray Love) and a host of guest stars — Wayne Knight (Seinfeld, Jurassic Park), C. Thomas Howell (Southland, The Outsiders), Ernie Hudson (OZ, Ghostbusters), Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), John DeLancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce, George Wallace) and Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer).
Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres Friday, July 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.
Torchwood begins with a day when nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging, they get hurt and sick, but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event — someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson (Phifer) investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?,” he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.