Back in 2006 the Doctor Who fan-favorite, Captain Jack Harkness – played by British star John Barrowman – wandered into his own spin-off journey entitled Torchwood.
While Barrowman made cameos for another five years on Doctor Who, fans were ecstatic to get a brand new show with their favorite ‘omnisexual’ alien hunter. Torchwood lived on for five years, ending in 2011. Despite the show’s dismissal, Barrowman still hasn’t hung up Captain Jack’s trench coat quite yet.
Barrowman started the Torchwood comic book series in 2016 alongside his sister, Carole, under Titan Comics. The Torchwood fanfare has lived elsewhere, first in Barrowman’s novel Exodus Code and by Big Finish Production’s Torchwood audio series. However, at the recent Megacon convention – a multiday event in Tampa catering to the comic book, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, and gaming communities – Barrowman teased that a brand new series is coming out. And the series will reunite Captain Jack with his estranged flame/frenemy, Captain John Hart.
As reported by the popular Cosplay and Coffee website, Barrowman let slip the details about the new series during his panel at MegaCon saying: “There’s a great new series going to come out with Torchwood. I’m probably saying something out of line, but Kelsey’s [his assistant] not here to tell me not to say it.”
Barrowman goes on to explain that the story takes place in the present, with the two former lovers reminiscing on their time back when they first met.The official synopsis reads: The official synopsis reveals that the news series is titled The Death of Captain Jack, and features James Marsters returns from his ten-year hiatus as Captain John. We last saw Captain John in Season Two of Torchwood after a rough relationship.
Big Finish Production also released a sinister audio teaser with Captain John speaking to Captain Jack on his deathbed: “They tell me you’re dying. I had to see it with my own eyes. I wanted to tell you a story. About a life you didn’t have, Jack. The life I stole from you. I came here to tell you about Torchwood.”
The new series audio play is scheduled to debut in March 2018.