Captain Jack Harkness actor John Barrowman has reacted passionately to rumours in the US that a Stateside production or co-production of Torchwood would make his character straight.
Barrowman’s character is famously unchoosy about the person he’s going to sleep with – providing they’re attractive. Let’s face it, there are plenty of straight action heroes.
“I hope wherever [the franchise] goes that the show stays the same,” said the actor.
“The last thing I would want would be for Jack to become this heterosexual, straight hero. He’s an omnisexual guy. He likes men, women, aliens, whatever. I think we should continue going down that route.”
Would Russell T Davies sacrifice this element of Jack’s personality? That is the question.
As for the return of Torchwood – in whatever capacity – it seems that the intention is that wherever the show is made, Captain Jack Harkness will remain an integral part of it.
â€œJulie has said, as has Russell, that there will be no Torchwood without John Barrowman as Capt. Jack,â€ he says. â€œIf I am asked to do Torchwood again, I will do it at the drop of a hat â€” whether itâ€™s in America or back in Britain or if itâ€™s for a film. I absolutely love Capt. Jack.â€
However, as we previously reported, beyond a Russell T Davies US Torchwood pilot script commissioned by Fox, there is very little movement on any form of fourth series.
(Via Digital Spy)