John Barrowman: Torchwood not toned down
John Barrowman has assured fans that Torchwood hasn’t been toned down for its forthcoming new series which is co-produced by the BBC and Starz. The actor also revealed his character of Captain Jack will remain bisexual in the series.
The co-production deal between Starz and BBC had prompted some fans to speculate the adult nature of the series would be toned down even though Starz is a premium cable channel. Torchwood creator Russell T. Davies has previously stated the series wasn’t being toned down for American audiences and now John Barrowman has also stated the series will remain true to itself – and more important Jack gets some action in the new series.
“I knew they would be true to the show and not change drastically, If it was watered down, I wouldn’t have done it. For those people who are our staunch fans, it’s going to have the heart and soul of Torchwood which we’ve always had, plus the energy and excitement of a show that’s bigger and better……Jack gets to have full-on boy-sex a couple of times. On those days going to work I’d wake up and Scott my partner would say, ‘What are you filming today?’ And I’d say, ‘Oh, it’s going to be a tough day, I get to have sex with a 24-year-old’.” – John Barrowman speaking to Entertainment Weekly
Torchwood: Miracle Day is due to premier on Starz and BBC One in July. Production reportedly wrapped on the series a few weeks ago with post production work beginning. Writer Jane Espenson recently teased Dollhouse and Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Eliza Dushku was to star in an online spin-off from Torchwood. The new series see’s John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen reprise their roles with new cast members including Bill Pullman and Lauren Ambrose.