BBC Worldwide and Starz have announced Torchwood: Web of Lies, a series of 10 three-minute “motion comic narratives” coming to iOS. The interactive comic is based on the Doctor Who spinoff series coming to Starz in July.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Torchwood is a covert government operation tasked with quelling paranormal and extraterrestrial incursions. Featuring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, the series ran for three seasons on BBC and is coming to America on the Starz cable network.
“Torchwood: Web of Lies” is designed to accompany the new season, “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” and will initially be available prior to the launch of the series on Starz, with new narratives and games available for download following each show’s broadcast.
The interactive comic “a past day in the lives of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper – a day they’ve both forgotten,” according to the press release, which describes the events as fueling “a modern-day conspiracy-laden treasure hunt.”
The first narrative and game will be released for free, with the remaining nine available as in-app purchases in packs of three for 99 cents each or as a bundle for all ten for $2.99.