John Barrowman would 'love' to see Torchwood return to TV

By Cameron K McEwan

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine - issue 505, out now - includes an in-depth interview with Captain Jack Harkness himself, John Barrowman.

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The actor chats about all things Torchwood in its 10th Anniversary, including his desire to bring it back to our screens. John says:

”I just really would love to see Torchwood back again.

Because I love the show, I’m passionate about it, I love the character, and there’s a lot of – bluntly – money to be made by the BBC from the Torchwood brand. I’m speaking from a business point of view now. It’s a branding dream."

The actor goes on to mention future Doctor Who boss Chris Chibnall, who worked extensively on the first two series of Torchwood. Barrowman states:

"I’m going to try to take Chris Chibnall out to dinner – because if Chris decided that he wanted to do Torchwood, or to give us his blessing, that would be fantastic. Chris was a great supporter of Torchwood, and he was our major writer for those first two series – so who knows? I’m telling you, I can raise the money to bring it back. I know that.”

He also talks about Torchwood creator, and the man who brought Captain Jack to Doctor Who, former showrunner Russell T Davies:

"When I want to bring it back to television, only with Russell’s blessing. Anything we do, anything we ever do, I want to make sure that he’s with us on it – and thank goodness he is.”


Buy the magazine to discover what John has to say about the 'Golden Age' of Doctor Who, the death of Ianto, his very own Torchwood comic and turning 50...

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