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Torchwood: Miracle to premiere July 8 on Starz

Starz has confirmed thatTorchwood: Miracle Day will premiere on Friday, July 8, 2011. The network has also released a new poster announcing the date. Check it out in full after the jump.

BBC has not confirmed if the series will premiere on the same evening.

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Starz developing Gore Verbinski-produced supernatural series, The Brink

Deadline is reporting that Starz has begun development on a supernatural crime drama project called The Brink from producer Gore Verbinski and written by Stephen Susco (The Grudge). The project is based on J.C. Hutchins’ book “Personal Effects: Dark Art”:

The interactive supernatural thriller, which features various online extensions, is described by CSI creator […]

Liam McIntyre chosen to play title role in second season of Starz’s Spartacus

Australian film and TV actor Liam McIntyre has excelled at a grueling and rigorous audition process to claim the title role in the second season of Starz’ hit franchise, “Spartacus,” Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht announced today.

McIntyre takes over the role of the Thracian warrior sold into slavery in the Roman Republic city of Capua – where he rises to become the champion of the city – before leading the slave revolt that ended Season 1. The part was played in the first season of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” by Andy Whitfield, who was forced to leave the show in order due to health issues. Whitfield gave his blessing to the recasting.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Starz confims second season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Starz has confirmed that they are moving forward with a second season of the hit original series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the live feed | THR reports:

Starz had intended to do a second [chronological] season of the sword and sandal epic. A prequel, Gods of the Arena, bows Jan. 21 at 10 […]

First Look: Starz’s Camelot

Starz has released a sneak peek video at their upcoming original TV series Camelot. Check it out after the jump.

Camelot is scheduled to premiere on Starz on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 10PM.

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Starz sets April 2011 premiere date for Camelot

Starz has announced that the drama Camelot, the upcoming 10-episode retelling of the classic medieval tale of King Arthur, will debut on April 1, 2011 at 10:00 PM. The series stars Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, Jamie Campbell Bower as Arthur, and Eva Green as Morgan.

Source: Deadline

Trailer for Starz’s Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

Starz has released a new 90-second teaser trailer for the prequel series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Check it out after the jump.

‘Gods of the Arena’ will premiere on Starz on January 21, 2011.

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Starz will recast lead role in ‘Spartacus’

Starz is officially moving forward with a re-casting of the lead role in Spartacus: Blood and Sand. As previously reported (see here and here), the network plans to recast the role played by Andy Whitfield after it was announced that the actor had a cancer recurrence which made it impossible for him to return to […]

Starz exploring ‘Spartacus’ options

With the recent unfortunate news of the recurrence of‘Spartacus’ star Andy Whitfield’s cancer, Starz is said to be exploring their options for the hit original series, options which include recasting the lead role.

Though the actor would most likely play Spartacus, another, much less likely, possibility involves re-shaping the series around a […]

Andy Whitfield won’t return to Spartacus next season

Very unfortunate news for Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield. Starz has released a statement revealing that the actor has been advised by his doctors to immediately resume aggressive treatment for a recurrence of cancer. Because of that, he will not be returning for the show’s second season, which was tentatatively set to air in September 2011:

“It’s with a deep sense of disappointment that I must step aside from such an exceptional project as Spartacus and all the wonderful people involved. It seems that it is time for myself and my family to embark on another extraordinary journey. Thank you sincerely for the support so far,” said Whitfield.

“Our hearts and prayers are with Andy and his family during this difficult time,” said Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht. “Andy is not only an incredible actor whose portrayal of Spartacus made an indelible impression on Starz audiences, he is also an amazing human being whose courage, strength, and grace in the face of adversity have inspired all of us.”

The full press release follows after the jump.

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Torchwood: The New World — Official synopsis and character descriptions

Starz has released an official synopsis and character descriptions for the upcoming Torchwood: The New World (otherwise known as the title for the fourth season of the “Doctor Who” spin-off series). Here’s the synopsis. Continue reading past the jump for the character descriptions.

When C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy, he finds himself unearthing a threat which challenges the entire human race.

The answers seem to lie within an old, secret British institute, known only as Torchwood. But Torchwood was destroyed, years ago, and the keys to the institute are held by its only two survivors – former Police Officer Gwen Cooper, who has long since disappeared along with her husband and child, and the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness, a man whose history seems to stretch back centuries.

With Rex under attack from all sides, in both the US and the UK, he soon discovers there are forces at work within every level of society, determined to stop Torchwood’s return. As a chain of events across the world links together the most disparate and unlikely individuals – including a surgeon, a killer, senators and CEOs – a new Torchwood team takes shape. But this time, the threat is much closer to home, as they realize that their greatest enemy is mankind itself

Torchwood: The New World premieres next summer on Starz.

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TCA 2010: U.S. Torchwood gets a title: ‘The New World’

During Starz’s TCA panel, it was revealed that the network’s upcoming Torchwood reboot will be called Torchwood: The New World. Series creator Russell T. Davies also offered some insight into the 10-episode series [via the live feed]:

The new story will follow a CIA agent (Rex) and analyst (Ester) who tackle an alien-related global issue. Torchwood, having been destroyed and disbanded, is “like a legend now … it’s like something that’s ceased to exist and is now spoken of only in whispers.” Soon, Rex and Ester are on the run and are seeking out the help of Captain Jack and Gwen.

“The two teams coming together is a big part of the story — are they friends or enemies? There’s a lot of sparks and excitement.”

“We definitely have a really big story to tell,” added executive producer Julie Gardner. “It’s absolutely rebooted to welcome in a new audience.”

In related news, Davies has brought on board a few writers for the fourth season/U.S. series: John Shiban (Breaking Bad, Supernatural), Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica), Doris Egan (“House”, “Dark Angel”) and former Torchwood writer John Fay.

And lastly, two posters advertising the series are on display at TCA. Check them out in full after the jump.

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