Barrowman is back! Kind of… whilst making an appearance at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, the actor kept audiences in high spirits as he answered their questions, made more than enough innuendos to last a lifetime and talked about his future with Doctor Who and Torchwood.
John’s been a busy boy whilst not working in the Doctor Who related circles that we’re used to seeing him in. He has even filmed a pilot episode of a television show called Guilded Lilies , which is apparently “very different” to the sci-fi he’s used to doing.
Barrowman has also authored two books with his sister, Carole. One story, Hollow Earth, is about twins with superpowers who are able to bring drawings to life or put people in drawings (have they been watching Fear Her perhaps?). The other is a special Torchwood tale tentatively titled Exodus Code. The story picks up after the events of Miracle Day but details beyond that are a bit sketchy for now.
At the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, John discussed the possibility regarding future involvement within the worlds of Doctor Who and Torchwood but alas it seems, everything is still as up in the air as before. Torchwood is on a hiatus until Russell T Davies states otherwise and the actor has (apparently) had no contact from the Doctor Who office regarding a return for the 50th anniversary or any other adventure.
Let’s never say never but it looks for now as if we may not see Captain Jack Harkness for a long, long time.
To find out more information on his new projects, or to see just how flirtatious and racy John can get with an audience, this account of the panel should fill you in.