As fans of British television are well aware, it’s not uncommon for a show have years-long hiatuses between seasons (just ask fans of ‘Sherlock’). With today marking five years since the finale of ‘Miracle Day’, many fans find themselves wondering whether or not they should ever expect ‘Torchwood’ to continue.
There seemed to be some light at the end of the tunnel when, during this year’s San Diego Comic Con, ‘Torchwood’ star John Barrowman revealed that he had an upcoming call to discuss a potential revival of the program. Since then, we’ve been waiting with bated breath to see the results of that discussion. Well, in a new interview with Radio Times, Barrowman offered a few details on the current state of ‘Torchwood’. They are not exactly encouraging:
“I was told that there are some obstacles to overcome, and every time I tried to talk about a way around them, it was almost like there was another obstacle.
And this is a personal thing for me, this is not anything that was discusses, but I find it really a little disheartening that a company like the BBC can’t just say “Put your egos aside, we’re gonna go forward with this.”
I travel all over the world and I see the popularity of ‘Torchwood. But when it comes down that it’s not being done because of people’s egos, I find that really difficult.”
Despite his obvious frustration with this current state of affairs, Barrowman continued on a more positive note:
“I never say never. I think obstacles are things that you have to work through. And you know, if it’s a never scenario, it doesn’t mean that I’m gonna stop trying, as will a lot of people on my side.”
While the show itself will apparently remain in limbo for the time being, those hungry for more ‘Torchwood’ can check out the comic series, which Barrowman himself is co-writing with his sister Carole for Titan Comics. In addition to the comics, Big Finish Audio has over the past few years begun producing audio dramas dealing with post-2005 ‘Doctor Who’ material, including several ‘Torchwood’ audios. These dramas feature several of the original Torchwood cast, including John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd.