FOX drops its 'Torchwood' remake

John-Barrowman-Torchwood-BBC-320.jpgAn American version of "Torchwood" won't be happening. At least not at FOX.

The network had been developing a U.S. version of the BBC series (the original airs on BBC America in the States), working with creator Russell T. Davies on a script. But it didn't progress past the script stage.

"BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized 'Torchwood' format," BBC Worldwide says in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed. "We are currently in discussion with several interested networks."

Which naturally raises the question: Could an American "Torchwood" happen somewhere else? Well, yes. "It's very much ongoing and very much alive," BBC Worldwide's Jane Tranter tells the Live Feed.

Meanwhile, there's been no official word yet on a fourth season of "Torchwood" for the BBC. Davies has reportedly been working on scripts, and star John Barrowman has said it's a go, but the Beeb has yet to give the official green light.

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