John Barrowman Moves On from DrWho/Torchwood

It’s always good to see an actor face the inevitable and try to move onto new things.

Torchwood star John Barrowman will put his 1,000-watt smile to good use in Gilded Lilys, the next drama in the works at ABC from uber-producer Shonda Rhimes.

Barrowman will play Julius Lily, the playboy son of a family looking to open a ritzy hotel in New York. Here’s the official logline for the drama pilot; “Set in 1895, this epic love story follows the opening of the first grand luxury hotel in NY, against a backdrop of vicious family rivalries, scandalous secrets, and conflict and co-mingling of classes.”

Considering that Moffat and Company weren’t biting at his pleas to be included in Dr Who‘s 50th anniversary, and that Torchwood‘s anemic ratings means STARZ will most likely be shelving it for a long time to come, this is probably the best thing for all involved.

Now if only someone could get it through to Eve Myles that she should move on too…

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