In a recent press conference for CW’s ‘Arrow,’ actor John Barrowman released some exciting news for all the Woodies around the world: ‘Torchwood’ is coming back.
Only, probably not in the way you expect.
As many ‘Torchwood’ fans are well aware, the stories have continued even past the final episode of ‘Miracle Day,’ with audiobook, radio plays, and novels filling in the gaps of what happened between each of the seasons, and what happened after the events of ‘Miracle Day.’
Barrowman said,“I do know that we’re doing three or four radio plays for the BBC for ‘Torchwood.’ My sister and I are discussing the possibility of writing one of them and whether or not that leads to something [on TV] … But I’m full-time with ‘Arrow’ now. It’s not a question of me not wanting to do it, it’s a question of the BBC wanting to do it or others wanting to do ‘Torchwood.’ I know the fans are out there so I think they’d be silly not to.”
He added that of the three or four radio plays, one will feature the entire ‘Torchwood’ team. The rest will be “character-based.”
Barrrowman has proven to be just as engaged with ‘Torchwood’ as his fans are,and has written with his sister, Carol E. Barrowman, a book that is included in the ‘Torchwood’ cannon entitled ‘The Exodus Code.’ If a special or a short series should happen, it’s easy to see him jumping on board.
According to Barrowman, his full-time job with ‘Arrow’ all came about because the show creators were a fan of his work on ‘Doctor Who‘ and ‘Torchwood.’As such, he suggests that they would be accommodating if he required to go back film another season of ‘Torchwood,’ should the stars align.