John Barrowman and David Tennant are back together in May 2021! He may have just helped Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, but (it’s timey-wimey) you can soon hear Captain Jack and the Tenth Doctor reunited on audio, thanks to Big Finish
In May 2021, the Big Finish Torchwood range reaches its fiftieth episode, and what better way to mark the occasion than to hear Captain Jack and the Tenth Doctor reunited? Yes, John Barrowman and David Tennant together on audio, along with Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones. It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – Absent Friends reunites John Barrowman (Arrow, Zero Dark Thirty) with David Tennant (Staged, Broadchurch), as they reprise their iconic TV roles to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the successful Doctor Who spin-off (and more than five years of Torchwood full-cast audio dramas at Big Finish such as The Crown).
Of bringing the dynamic duo together again, John Barrowman said: “Fans have been asking for this for a long time. Now that it’s okay and it’s been cleared, it’s great to have him on board. There’s an interesting dynamic going on here because Jack still wants to follow him but yet wants to impress on him that he’s still the leader.”
David Tennant added: “Because this isn’t a Doctor Who story, the Doctor doesn’t have to be ahead of everything and saving the day. What’s interesting about this story – from the Doctor’s point of view – is he sort of messes up. It’s a story about the Doctor being a bit imperfect which is nice to see now and again actually.”
Torchwood: Absent Friends is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD at £10.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £8.99. You can hear a clip from the recent recording here.