TorchwoodIt looks like that dream of an American co-produced Torchwood is getting closer to reality. The cast of characters to support Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper has been revealed and one of them sounds more like the sort of person he would fight against (well, not an alien but a generally bad person).

Among the recruits are two CIA agents Rex Matheson and Esther Katusi, each of whom has emotional issues and Oswald Jones, a convicted murderer and pedophile. I wonder if he's related to Martha? The name Rex Matheson sounds like one of those macho American names that only the Brits can think of (I'm looking at you, RTD). Esther Katusi sounds like a person of mixed heritage or at least a heritage I can't place.

I enjoyed Torchwood in its British incarnation and am hoping the American involvement in its next step won't dilute what makes it good like it did the 'Doctor Who' 1996 TV movie.