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Russell T. Davies leaving Torchwood?

The series creator may say goodbye to sci-fi

“It’s interesting as to how long I can stay in the science-fiction world,” Russell T. Davies told BBC News. “Personally I think I’m coming to the end of it now and I’ve saved the world and blown up the world too many times.”

The series creator has just penned the fourth series ‘Miracle Day’ and reveals that he may leave the realms of sci-fi and fantasy: “It’s time to write something just where people talk in kitchens, at least for me,” he said. “But I hope we literally leave the franchise in a very strong position [so] that other writers come in and take it over.”

Amongst the band of writers behind the ten-part series are Buffy scribbler Jane Espenson and The X-Files’ John Shiban. Davies is hoping that someone will take up the torch (so to speak) once he has left: “In a way for me, ‘Torchwood’ never went away because it always lives in my head. Gwen Cooper and obviously Captain Jack, it’s their fourth year of stories now. It’s kind of like they have become modern legends. I love that.”