‘Torchwood’ online spin-off confirmed

'Torchwood: Web Of Lies' will run in tandem with new series 'Miracle Day'

Torchwood has confirmed a new online spin-off to coincide with its new series.

The Doctor Who spin-off returns this summer with a new series, subtitled Miracle Day, a BBC co-production with US network Starz.

Former Buffy and Battlestar Galactica writer Jane Espenson is writing for the new series. And she confirmed via Twitter.com/janeespenson that online spin-off Web Of Lies will run in tandem. She wrote: “There is going to be Torchwood web content. So in addition there is Torchwood: Web Of Lies. Enjoy all the [Torchwood] brands!”

She also hinted that Buffy and Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku would feature in the spin-off, writing: “We have faith in Torchwood: Web Of Lies. It’s tru; there’s an echo of my past work in this spin-off (sic).”

Dushku starred as Tru Davies in the US series Tru Calling.

Torchwood: Miracle Day is set to premiere on BBC One in the UK and Starz in the US in July.