I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Torchwood: Miracle Day was BAD. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to try and make magic again, and it seems actors John Barrowman and Eve Myles agree.
Torchwood star Myles recently spoke about the future of the Doctor Who spinoff at C2E2. HitFix reports:
Myles asked the audience: “You want a series 5?” And after much applause, she asked louder, “You want a series 5?” Once the voices of the crowd died down, she said more quietly, “Me too.”
She said a return to “Torchwood” would be ” a really complicated, kind of really huge, huge thing to put together,” but “we’re all hoping, keeping our fingers crossed. Everywhere we go, me and John [Barrowman], there are ‘Torchwood’ fans.”
Asked what Gwen Cooper might be up to these days, Myles said she hopes she’s still keeping the world safe. “I think that Gwen is still shooting things, probably helicopters out of the sky. Trying to keep the world safe, juggling a husband, juggling John Barrowman – that’s a job, juggling John in any sense!”
Speaking of Barrowman, he also recently got to talking about Torchwood in an interview with Comic Book Resources:
I’m never going to say never. Who knew they were to bring “Doctor Who” back 10 years ago? We never know what’s going to happen. Liz Sladen, who we call the matriarch of our ship and who is no longer with us, once said to me, “John, I never knew when I was playing Sarah Jane 30 or 40 years ago that I would be back playing Sarah Jane again.” You never say never in the world of “Doctor Who.”
It’s not my decision. It’s Russell Davies’ decision. It’s the BBC’s decision. I know the BBC gets inundated by emails and requests to bring “Torchwood” or Captain Jack back. If I’m ever asked, I would do it at the drop of a hat. Captain Jack is a character who changed television history in the sense of the kind of hero he was. He also changed my life, and changed a lot other people’s lives, because he was the first openly sexual character on television, who fell in love with who he fell in love with.
Even now, a 7-year-old boy came up to me in Glasgow. He actually thought I was Captain Jack, but he thought Captain Jack was up in Scotland to film a game show. That, to me, is a thrill. The run has kind of calmed on Jack, but he’s still liked all over the world. And I love that.
Barrowman also teased a bit on the finale of The CW’s Arrow. He said when fans ask him what’s going to happen he replies, “I’m like, ‘Guys, all I can tell you is that when you get to that final episode, you’re going to look at your television and go, ‘What??? Bring it back! Bring it back!” Everything is going to be chucked up in the air. It’s like someone has taken a trampoline and bounced everybody off of it. You are not going to know what’s going to happen.”
That was kind of the impression I got after this week’s episode but man am I on pins and needles now. Thanks, Barrowman.