Here's something unexpected. Torchwood, one of BBC America's most successful shows, may actually be filmed in America next season if reports in the US trade papers are to be believed.

Fox are said to be developing a version of the hit series about a covert group that investigates and fights alien activity on earth (trust me it's much more compelling that sounds on paper). A darker, more adult version of Doctor Who, its last standalone series broke all records for audience ratings and produced some of the best television of the year.

Current Torchwood fans fearing a dilution of the brand can take some comfort knowing that the original producing team is on board, led by the absurdly gifted series creator Russell Davies who is writing the script. The U.S. version will contain a global story line compared to the more localized settings of the BBC version.

The big question is will John Barrowman, who plays the bisexual, immortal Captain Jack Harkness star if the project is green lighted? And what about David Tennant (the former Doctor Who)? He'll be in America filming a new series, tantalizing close enough to the Fox lot. The temptation to bring him on board may prove too much (here's hoping).