At TCA earlier this week, Starz announced the first details on the U.S. version of Torchwood.

The network confirmed that the show will be called “Torchwood: The New World”, and will start airing during the Summer of 2011.  It’s a ten part miniseries being written and produced by Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner, and is loosely based on the template the pair used in their creation of the Children of Earth miniseries.

The poster you see here was featured prominently at TCA.  As to whether or not Barrowman’s returning for this series, we leave that information in the post-jump write up.  Warning:  If you haven’t watched Children or Earth, stop reading right now.  Past this point, there’s a spoiler about a key plot point in the miniseries.  It also tells you the early details on the storyline for the Starz miniseries.