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John Barrowman says he has talked to Doctor Who showrunner about bringing back Torchwood

October 27th, 2018 by Marc Comments

So, if like us, you were wondering about the appearance of a vortex manipulator in last week’d Doctor Who episode, Rosa, then there may be a reason behind it.

The vortex manipulator was worn by the villain of last week’s episode but it was the time travelling device worn by Captain Jack Harness, played by John Barrowman, in the Eccleston and Tennant years as well as in his own spin-off series… so, while it was an nod to that without doubt, it may be predicting the return of Jack and his organisation, Torchwood.

“Without going into too much detail, I actually a while back contacted Chris,” Barrowman says, “He was the Torchwood showrunner for a while.

“I was doing meetings with different production companies all around the US including the CW, and the one things out of everyone’s mouth was ‘How would we get a hold of Torchwood? To do it?’

“And I thought ‘That’s an interesting question,’ and a lot of people were asking that. ‘How can we get a hold of that brand to do it, to start making it again?’

Wait, so other companies wanted to make Torchwood?

“I actually wrote to Chris and I said to him, ‘Would he be interested in being a part of something like that? Or something like that, I can’t remember how the email went,’” Barrowman adds.

“He said ‘Let’s talk when things calm down a bit.’ And that was just at the beginning of his negotiations for Doctor Who.

“If anyone can do it, it’s Chris. Chris is the one who can make the decision, because it’s always the decision of the showrunner of Doctor Who.

“I was told that that’s the person who can decide about bringing back Torchwood. Or Captain Jack to Doctor Who.”


Hmmmmmmm… could we see the return of Captain Jack? Do we want to? Let us know what you all think, gang.

Source: Radio Times

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….