It's official: Eliza Dushku will star in Torchwood spinoff series

Remember how Jane Espenson teased us a couple of weeks ago with some cryptic tweets hinting that Eliza Dushku might star in a Torchwood spinoff? Well, the mystery has become a reality.

Espenson had tweeted (among other things) that she had "faith in Torchwood: Web of Lies," which we all hoped would mean what we all thought it meant—that Dushku, the actress who'd brought the character of Faith to life on Buffy the Vamppre Slayer, would be starring in a new Torchwood series. And James Hibberd over at EW just broke the news ... that she will!

According to Hibberd:

Dushku has been signed to star in an online animated "motion comic" series based on Starz upcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Titled Torchwood: Web of Lies, Dushku will be front and center in the short-form story, which will also have voice appearances by Torchwood stars John Barrowman as Capt. Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper. Jane Espenson, who has worked on Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica and Torchwood, is penning the series along with co-writer Ryan Scott.

The web series will be made up of 10 episodes, each three minutes long, with the first installment launching before Miracle Day premieres and the others going online after each subsequent episode airs.

Looking forward to seeing (or should that be "hearing") Dushku saving the Earth side by side with Barrowman and Myles? We know we are. Because as far as we're concerned, there can never be too much Torchwood!

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