John Barrowman unsure of Torchwood future
John Barrowman has said the future of Torchwood is ‘in limbo’ as fans wait to see whether the sci-fi series is given a fifth season.
The fourth season, Torchwood: Miracle Day, ended its run several weeks ago but as yet there has been no word on a possible fifth season. Miracle Day was a co-production between the BBC and American broadcaster Starz with the ten-part series spilt in Wales and America. It received mixed reviews and had mixed fortunes in terms of ratings and its future is unclear.
In an interview with RTE lead actor John Barrowman, who plays Captain Jack Harkness, admitted that Torchwood was, at present, in ‘limbo’. He told the Irish broadcaster ‘If there’s a pause button, we’ve pushed the pause button now because we don’t know what’s happening. I would love to do a new series and I will play Captain Jack as long as they want me to play Captain Jack, but it’s in limbo at the moment and beyond my control.’
The lack of news over Torchwood’s future doesn’t necessarily mean the Doctor Who spin-off series is dead. There was a gap of two years between Children of Earth and Miracle Day meaning its quite possible the series will return at some point in the future even if there is a large gap between seasons. Producer Julie Gardner recently admitted ‘I don’t know if there will be more’ and ‘only time would tell’ if Torchwood will return or not.
A recent poll by ATV Today readers revealed that while the majority would like to see another series of Torchwood they’d want changes to the format – addressing the criticisms aimed at Miracle Day.