John Barrowman in Wales filming secret Doctor Who or Torchwood scenes?! Please don’t let this be some kind of hoax!
Doctor Who fans have been pleading with the time traveling gods for a few years now to get actor John Barrowman back on the show and speculation of just that has been going crazy since Thursday.
Barrowman, who plays Captain Jack Harkness, has been vocal about his own desire to return to the series but to no avail. He hasn’t portrayed Captain Jack in a Doctor Who episode since 2010 when the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, was left saying goodbyes to those he cared about before he would regenerate into the next Doctor, Matt Smith.
While waiting and hoping to get a call back to the Tardis, Barrowman had been hard at work with his own spinoff Torchwood; where he continued to play Captain Jack. Over the years he has also been voice acting as Captain Jack in the continued Torchwood book series. Most recently Barrowman has been working on The CW’s Arrow as Malcolm Merlyn.
Continuing to hold out his own hope to reprise the role, Barrowman has also continued to encourage fans with every comment he’s made, comic con he has visited, and personal reunions he’s had in regards to the Doctor Who universe.
On Thursday, while driving around Cardiff with his sister, Carole, who he’d just finished a book signing with for their novel Conjuror, Barrowman posted a Facebook video expressing his gratitude for being back in the country of Wales for a secret project. Knowing that Doctor Who AND Torchwood has been filmed in the area fans erupted with theories as to what the secret project could be; many leading to a reunion with The Doctor and The Captain, others wondering if Torchwood would be making a reappearance after 2011’s Miracle Day.
After all, Torchwood never actually got cancelled it was just placed on an “indefinite hiatus”. Not to be forgotten, Metro reported that Russell T Davies, the creator of Torchwood, is on record in 2012 saying that it’s possible for the show to make a comeback after many years.
“I’m not working on it at the moment. It’s in a nice limbo where it can stew – those shows can come back in ten, twenty years’ time.” Russell T Davies; The Graham Norton Show; 2012.
Well, it hasn’t been ten or twenty years yet but four is just as good, right? Hopefully so! Until further news is available it looks like fans are just going to have to keep waiting. Even if it takes as long as Captain Jack Harkness’ lifetime… Be patient, it may be awhile.