The Starz Pressroom have released the first official synopsis for the forthcoming series of Torchwood:
When CIA 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…
Filming for Torchwood: The New World begins in January 2011 and is to broadcast the following Summer. More to come!