Barrowman: New ‘Torchwood’ is ‘even bigger and better’

Speaking at the MIPTV 2011 event in Cannes to promote Torchwood: Miracle Day, John Barrowman has revealed that “the move to America has been fucking amazing”.

Cast members John Barrowman and Bill Pullman have been launching the show’s fourth series to potential buyers at the international media event, with executive producer Julie Gardner. A new poster was also revealed at the event earlier this week.

Deadline report that Barrowman commented: “There is so much more we can do with Torchwood now having made the leap to America. It’s going to be even bigger and better. And for me on a personal level the move to America has been fucking amazing.”

Discussing Miracle Day‘s opening scene, which involves a helicopter, he added: “If we were in Wales shooting, we might not have had that, or we would have had to re-write the sequence.”

He continued: “…the audience is going to need a forklift truck to pick their jaws off the ground. The stunt work is unbelievable. I used to do quite a lot of stunts except if it was jumping off of buildings but now I’m not allowed to because of the insurance policy. I’m much more valuable in America!”

The 44-year-old actor, who first played Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who in 2005, also revealed that his character’s sexuality will not be toned down in the new series: “Jack will have his little dabblings and the audience will get exactly what they want. And I had a lot of fun doing it!”

Torchwood: Miracle Day begins on US TV channel Starz on Friday 8th July.