Torchwood: Miracle Day gets first trailer

Before today we’ve only had posters and stills to show us what’s going on with Miracle Day. Now we have a trailer.

The trailer was given first to Access Hollywood, so you have to put up with them talking inanely over the clip a bit, and seeing their logo in the corner. If a cleaner copy appears soon, I’ll update the article with it.

— Update: Here’s the cleaner trailer, just posted on YouTube by Starz’s official channel:

It’s looking pretty good so far, though of course this isn’t much to go by.

The general tone, however, seems more up-beat and actiony than Children of Earth, so perhaps we won’t see quite the levels of extreme melodrama that we got from that last adventure.

Torchwood, as a Doctor Who spin-off has been a BBC production for a few years, but starting with this story, it has been picked up by Hollywood production company Starz, and the new base of Torchwood will be Los Angeles.

Filming began in February, and the series will premier on 8 July 2011.

John Barrowman and Eve Myles will be returning to the cast as Capt. Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, and a few other secondary characters who survived “Torchwood: Children of Earth” will also be back.

Joining them will be Mekhi Phifer, as a CIA Operative; Alexa Havins, as a CIA analyst; Arlene Tur, as a surgeon; and Bill Pullman, as a convicted child-killer who becomes mysteriously unkillable on the day of his execution.

The plot will center on this strange immortality, which seems to have struck the entire world at once. At first seen as a miracle – thus the subtitle of the series – it soon becomes a nightmare, as the hundreds of thousands of people who are supposed to be dying each day around the world are quickly starting to overbalance food supplies and other resources. Gwen and Jack team up with the CIA to solve the mystery of this “curse,” which will span ten-episodes.