John Barrowman reveals ‘Torchwood’ return plans?

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John Barrowman has apparently announced plans for “three or four” new Torchwood radio plays.

Speaking at a press conference for US action drama Arrow, in which he plays Malcolm Merlyn, Barrowman reportedly commented: “I do know that we’re doing three or four radio plays for the BBC for Torchwood.”

He continued: “My sister and I are discussing the possibility of writing one of them and whether or not that leads to something [on TV] … But I’m full-time with Arrow now. It’s not a question of me not wanting to do it, it’s a question of the BBC wanting to do it or others wanting to do Torchwood. I know the fans are out there so I think they’d be silly not to.”

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Barrowman has appeared in Arrow since 2012, becoming a regular in the latest season, while Torchwood co-star Eve Myles is currently starring in the second season of Broadchurch.

The actor revealed that one of the radio plays will apparently feature the whole Torchwood team, while the others will be “character-based.”

He is also said to have confirmed that Torchwood creator Russell T Davies and executive producer Julie Gardner are involved: “It’s the team back together.”

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Torchwood was last seen on TV in 2011’s US co-production, Torchwood: Miracle Day. Four audio books and a novel, ‘Exodus Code’, were released in 2012.

What and who do you want to feature in the radio plays? Let us know below…

  • Nicole Pappas

    They should bring it back while revealing the whole American season was just an awful dream sequence to be forgotten

    • blovinghorses

      Would work if “Exodus Code” wasn’t explaining a bit of “Miracle Day”

  • I’d like to see it come back.

  • I’d like to see it come back.

  • Cindi Rasmussen

    I want Torchwood back!!

  • gmariam

    I think they’d be foolish not to bring back Ianto Jones! Gareth David-Lloyd has a hell of a voice, and fans loved him. This is so exciting!

  • Rc Boyer

    I want them to bring back the newly immortal Cia agent, please!

  • Charley Seavey

    For pity’s sake, rewind the clock, bring back as much of the original team as possible, and expunge that wretched Miracle Day from living memory.

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  • Dysnomia

    The whole cast needs to come back! Too long…. Love this show, miss it.

  • Ginger Crawford

    They need to return to Cardiff and take down the scum that blew up the Hub and reboot the TV show. I’d love to see Noel Clark join the team and maybe Freema.

  • wmccracken

    Am I the only one here who actually liked Miracle Day?

    • Alex VanBeelen

      Miracle Day was the best of Torchwood. By a long, long shot.

      • Danny Maupin

        I don’t think it was the BEST Torchwood series, but I did like it. I do wish they would bring it back to tv though, and show what happened to Rex, since he seems to be afflicted with the same immortality as Jack now.

        • Daniel Roach

          I personally liked Miracle Day as well as the previous season. I liked the switch from episode based story lines to a season based story line. Felt more like a show instead of short stories. And I loved the integration of Brit/USA as well. Guess I’m just full of happy about this subject.

        • Erik Setzer

          Actually, that was my biggest problem with it. Okay, well, the whole plot, really. It hinged on something that wasn’t possible. Jack’s blood doesn’t have magical properties. It’s not the source of his immortality. You can’t take his immortality away, or transfer it to someone else. He’s immortal because Rose made him a “fixed point” (mostly… he apparently will eventually age and change as he does so). That’s something specific to him. It’s not a mutant power like the X-Men. You’d need to take control of the time vortex to take that from him and/or give it to someone else.

          • Danny Maupin

            I agree it shouldn’t have happened, but that’s also why I want them to bring it back with Rex, and actually explain how it transferred like that, because you’re right. Only reason Jack is immortal is because he is now a fixed point. So I would LOVE to hear why Rex is now immortal too.

      • Livnthedream

        You are why we can’t have nice things.

    • waltonsimons

      It wasn’t as good as Children of Earth, and it did have some flaws. But it was by no means bad, and I don’t see why anybody who enjoyed Children of Earth wouldn’t enjoy Miracle Day as well.

    • Kenshin0011

      I enjoyed it, then again I’m not usually the tough critic who find fault in everything.

      I think that they should come up with some plot to rewind time and bring back the old team though

    • Shirl Hadley

      Nope, I loved it. I wish they’d bring Torchwood back!

    • Jude I⚡caяiot

      I liked it. It wasn’t as terrible as some make it out to be. It wasn’t the best, by far, but it was okay. And I like it better than the weird, random second season.

  • GallifreyFalls

    I’m just hoping John writes another Torchwood book..i loved Exodus Code

  • Nicole

    Omg please bring it back!

  • Katie

    Yes, but please figure out a clever way to resurrect Ianto!!

  • Ron Hubbard

    Jump Jack back to the 1970’s Torchwood that was featured briefly in one episode (Give’s you a range of 1970’s Doctor Who options as well) or jump him back to the Victorian Torchwood or whatever?

  • Hey you there

    Miracle Day had an interesting concept that people would have liked if it wasn’t so different from the rest of the show. I for one loved it.

  • Lost interest when they killed off most of the team. Stopped watching when Ianto died.
    Someone (RTD) is really too fascinated by the cheap drama created by killing of developed characters. No point in getting invested in any of them, if they just get thrown away for a cheap thrill.

    • Jody Drummond

      This. A million times this. As soon as they killed off everyone but Jack and Gwen I was done. We hardly got to know the characters and build relationships between them when poof…. gone.

  • specialsmiley

    Sounds great as long as we go back to Cardiff, bring as many, preferably all, of the original team as possible but especially and without fail Ianto Jones must return for good. No Ianto, No Torchwood!