‘Torchwood’ star John Barrowman clueless over show future

The Captain Jack actor is in the dark over whether a fifth series will be made

Torchwood star John Barrowman has admitted to being completely in the dark over the show’s future.

The Doctor Who spin-off returned for a fourth series this year, moving to the US for international production Miracle Day. Despite the bigger budget and transatlantic cast, the ten-part run received mixed reviews.

And while the finale left the doors open for a return with several plot threads left open, Barrowman, who plays Captain Jack Harkness, said that he is uncertain whether the show will return.


He told RTE: “We’ve pushed the pause button now because we don’t know what’s happening. I would love to do a new series and I will play Captain Jack as long as they want me to play Captain Jack. It’s in limbo at the moment and beyond my control.”

However, the actor called for a big screen version of the cult show: “I think that Torchwood, more so than Doctor Who, lends itself to being a big film because it’s more adult.”

Torchwood executive producer Julie Gardner recently said of the show’s future: “I don’t know if there will be more. It has been across so many different channels and so many international audiences, across so many different story structures, and so many numbers of episodes. There’s no single way forward for the show.”


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