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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Torchwood: Web of Lies Comic Animation - Press Release

BBC Worldwide have released the details for the new upcoming Torchwood comic animation Web of Lies:

BBC Worldwide and Starz announced today the production of an interactive app tied to Torchwood: Miracle Day. The app, titled Torchwood: Web of Lies, will feature 10, three-minute motion comic narratives providing clues to Torchwood: Miracle Day. The app and first motion comic narrative will be available for download on iTunes prior to the premiere of Torchwood: Miracle Day - produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, airing this summer in the UK on BBC One and in the US on Starz. Additional narratives and games will be available for download following each week’s broadcast transmission.

Torchwood: Web of Lies is an episodic interactive experience for iOS that fuses together motion comic and gameplay elements to tell an original and digitally exclusive Torchwood story. Players will participate in a parallel storyline to Torchwood: Miracle Day that includes lead characters Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper - voiced by John Barrowman and Eve Myles.

Torchwood: Web of Lies runs alongside weekly premieres of Torchwood: Miracle Day, providing fans with a way to engage in the world of Torchwood between episodes. It reveals a past day in the lives of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper - a day they've both forgotten. The events of that day fuel a modern day conspiracy-laced treasure hunt, as Holly Mokri, voiced by Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Tru Calling, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), labors to uncover the secrets of Miracle Day. Each week a new episode unlocks, allowing players to access another piece of original motion comic narrative and game which ties into and extends plot developments of the show, as well as providing new twists in its own narrative.

The first narrative and game will be released promotionally and the remaining nine can be purchased inside the app in packs of three, each for 59p. A special bundle for all 10 narratives and game can be purchased for £1.79

Developed by BBC Worldwide Productions and BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games, Torchwood: Web of Lies is written by Torchwood: Miracle Day writers Jane Espenson and Ryan Scott. The motion comic and app is published by BBC Worldwide, with Double Barrel (Tron: Legacy, Repo Men, Spartacus: Blood and Sand) producing the motion comic and Powerful Robot (Star Wars, Green Lantern, Scooby Doo, Total Drama) producing the app.

Torchwood returns to BBC One in the UK and Starz in the US next month in Miracle Day.


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