At 8.40am, every child in the world suddenly stops, chanting the words "we are coming" again and again. Whilst investigating, the remaining Torchwood team face greater personal and professional challenges than ever before, having to work with their numbers depleted. Written by
Did You Know?
Having been set up to do so by the conclusion of her storyline in Doctor Who: Journey's End
(2008), Freema Agyeman
was due to reprise her role as Martha Jones. However she was unable to due to "scheduling issues". Russell T. Davies
explained that Agyeman was cast in Law & Order: UK
(2009) before Children of Earth had been officially commissioned. Because Law & Order offered her 13 episodes a year, she went with that over Torchwood which had been reduced to 5. In response, Davies created the character of Lois Habiba, played by Cush Jumbo
, to be a "kind of a Martha figure", one with added innocence who is out of her depth. See more
As Frobisher, Lois and Bridget, seen from behind, start up the stairs together, two other people coming down pass them. In the reverse shot, when they are less than halfway up, the other people have vanished. See more
Children of Earth
[chanting in unison
We are coming.