Capt. Jack returns? John Barrowman hasn't given up on Torchwood revival

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT (Updated)

It’s been three years since the uneven Torchwood: Miracle Day ended its run, and fans are still waiting to hear if we’ll get another season of the Doctor Who spinoff.

Nerd Bastards recently asked Capt. Jack Harkness himself, John Barrowman, about the chances of another revival. Barrowman seemed game to return to the role that made him a sci-fi legend — he’s just waiting on the BBC to pull the trigger.

Barrowman said he believes there are still more than enough stories left to tell for Capt. Jack, even if it jumps ahead in time to answer questions left open from his stint on Doctor Who. Check out an excerpt from his comments below:

“I have no idea. I mean, that’s not my decision, that’s a decision for the BBC. The thing is, I go around with Eve and people to these conventions and we see the humongous following that we have and also the hunger that there is for Torchwood. If I’m asked to play Captain Jack Harkness again, I would do it at the drop of a hat. And also, the Arrow producers have said that if I’m asked to do something like that, they would let me. They would see that I was able to do it. I think there’s a lot more to tell, there’s a lot more out there. There are those missing years that Jack talked about, there’s how he becomes ‘The Face of Boe’, there’s all sorts of things. But it’s not up to me, it’s up to Russell, Julie Gardner, and the BBC.”

It’s been a treat to have Barrowman bouncing around the Arrow-verse as of late, but we’d love to see another run of Torchwood episodes. You’d have to wonder what effect the creative changeover might have, since Torchwood was always Russell T Davies’ baby, but why not bring him back to work with Who showrunner Steven Moffat on a limited Torchwood run to package with an upcoming season of Doctor Who? How could that not be awesome?

What do you think? Is Torchwood really over, or does it have one more resurrection left?

(Via Nerd Bastards)

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