BBC Worldwide has announced that American broadcasting network, FOX, have dropped plans to transmit the U.S Torchwood series announced earlier this year. Speaking in a statement, BBC Worldwide said: “BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a thirteen episode serialized 'Torchwood' format. We are currently in discussion with several interested networks." The American Torchwood series, which will feature the writing of previous Doctor Who lead writer, Russell T Davies, is still set to be produced, with the show's producer, Jane Tranter, saying: "It's very much ongoing and very much alive”. It is unknown if the new series will be the fourth series of the current, or a completely brand new American spin-off series.