Jane Espenson proud of Torchwood: Miracle Day
Jane Espenson has stated she was ‘very proud’ of Torchwood: Miracle Day despite its mixed reaction from fans, viewers and critics.
The fourth season of the Doctor Who spin-off aired on BBC One and Starz last year with John Barrowman and Eve Myles joined by Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose and Alexa Havins. The ten-part series was partially based in Los Angeles, as well as Cardiff, and revolved around a world-wide conspiracy headed by the ‘three families’.
Jane Espenson was one of the writers on Miracle Day along with series creator Russell T. Davies as well as John Shiban, John Fay and Doris Egan.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter writer Jane Espenson stated she was ‘very proud’ of Miracle Day.‘[Miracle Day] was the only season I was involved in. I was very proud of what we did. …I thought we did very well. I thought we did things with that show that are not normally seen on American television’ On the fans mixed reaction to Miracle Day the writer said ‘I’ve never dealt with a more passionate group of fans, so they weighed in very loudly about this last season’.
A recent poll by ATV Today found that while fans wanted further seasons of the series they wanted Torchwood to revert back to the format of the first two seasons rather than continue format established by Children of Earth/Miracle Day.