Monday, April 26, 2010

Fox Turns Down Torchwood

Fox network has decided not to pursue an American version of Torchwood, though the BBC still plans to shop the idea around to other U.S. networks. I'm still not a big plan of the idea, as I see no reason a remake is necessary and would much prefer another season of the show in its current incarnation.

Although set and filmed in Wales, the show is in English and I don't see any elements of it that would be difficult to understand for North American viewers. Are mainstream American t.v. viewers really so parochial that they can't bear to watch a show set in another country? (probably yes, but when's the last time it's been tried on a major network?)

Thanks to HeroPress for the pointer.

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