John Barrowman on the future of Captain Jack Harkness

News Simon Brew 23 Apr 2014 - 08:44

John Barrowman has been chatting about the future of Torchwood, and of Captain Jack Harkness...

Since he left our screens for the last time (to date) at the end of Torchwood: Miracle Day back in 2011, John Barrowman has continued to field questions about whether or not the character of Captain Jack Harkness would return on screen. But with the Torchwood TV show in a sort of limbo at the moment, and with Captain Jack not currently part of Doctor Who, might his days on screen be numbered?

Speaking to (an interview we're just catching up with!), Barrowman was asked whether he thought he'd played Captain Jack for the last time. "I have no idea", he admitted. "I mean, that’s not my decision, that’s a decision for the BBC. The thing is, I go around with Eve [Myles] and people to these conventions and we see the humongous following that we have and also the hunger that there is for Torchwood. If I’m asked to play Captain Jack Harkness again, I would do it at the drop of a hat. And also, the Arrow producers have said that if I’m asked to do something like that, they would let me. They would see that I was able to do it".

Furthermore, he thinks that there's lots left to explore with regards Captain Jack's story. "There are those missing years that Jack talked about, there’s how he becomes 'The Face Of Boe', there’s all sorts of things. But it’s not up to me, it’s up to Russell [T Davies], Julie Gardner, and the BBC".

Russell T Davies is back in the UK now, and has been dealing with matters of far greater importance than a TV show. We suspect that Torchwood will return, and Captain Jack with it, only if Davies wants to do it again, and has time to do so.

In the meantime, Barrowman and his sister, Carol E Barrowman, have written several novels taking the Torchwood series onwards...


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I would love to see the return of Torchwood. I help run a blog with a mass following of people who'd love to see it back. Everyone we've interviewed loved taking part in the series and we know how many would love to return. We were even told by Eve Myles herself how wonderful she thought it was that we help to keep Torchwood alive!!

The blog by the way is Project: Torchwood. We're on Facebook and Twitter as well as our main blog. Just google us!

you gotta remember... there was no members left after COE... Jack left the planet, and Gwen more or less quite... the last real Torchwood hub was destroyed... it was more or less ruined rather than the Queen deciding it wasn't worth it anymore... plus, at the time, UNIT was the one the UN decided would be better equipped to deal with problems... I wish Torchwood would return too, but it would pretty much require a lot of new members and something that would prove its worth over UNIT

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