John Barrowman on ‘Torchwood’ future: ‘Who knows?’

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Torchwood star John Barrowman has hinted that the show could still return.

Starring the Scottish-American actor as Captain Jack Harkness, the Doctor Who spin-off launched on BBC Three in 2006 and was last seen on BBC One with 2011’s US co-production Miracle Day.

Barrowman told Terry Wogan on his BBC Radio 2 show: “[Torchwood] ran for quite a long time, I think four seasons, which is good for the BBC – we had a great run and then that was it, really.”

He teased: “But who knows what the future holds?”

Earlier this year he stated that he hopes to explore Captain Jack’s “missing years” and believes “there’s a lot more to tell” with the character.


Barrowman is now best known as Malcolm Merlyn in US action series Arrow. He commented: “[Arrow] is doing very well, it’s huge all over the world and I’m very chuffed by it. The roles I play, the bad guys on action shows, and Captain Jack, I just like to have fun with what I do, and the moment you stop having fun is the moment you finish.”

He added: “If I had to do something else, there’s nothing else I could do. It’s all I know, so I enjoy every second of it. It’s a gift I’ve been given by the fans and the audiences, so I cherish every moment.”

Barrowman’s Torchwood co-star Eve Myles is currently filming the second series of crime drama Broadchurch in Dorset.

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