Funny, it’s almost like I remember John Barrowman being in a Doctor Who spin off not that long ago. Wasn’t he in one? And wasn’t it a bit like watching an episode of Doctor Who were you kept waiting for the Doctor to show up, but he never did? (Though Martha did show up once, and that was awesome. Too bad she didn’t stay.)
Ah, but now Barrowman has a new idea for a spin off, and it includes River Song. That I wouldn’t object to. Considering how thoroughly her original character concept was ruined by Steve Moffat by tying her into companions and some timey wimey stuff, not to mention completely throwing the “she’s going backwards from him” out the window, I think a spin off where Alex Kingston reminds us why we all thought this was the best character ever in Doctor Who when she first stepped on the screen.
Barrowman’s fantasy show, after the jump.
Continue reading John Barrowman Fantasizes About His Own Doctor Who Spin Off
Thank heavens! Barrowman has stopped hanging out being “John Barrowman, Actor Waiting To Play Capt Jack Again” and has decided being John Barrowman, Working Actor is a far more profitable venture. To that end:
The Doctor Who and Torchwood star has signed for a recurring role in Arrow’s debut season. Producers are not saying much about his character, only revealing that he will play a “well-dressed man” who is “as mysterious as he is wealthy … he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.”
My god! Does that mean I actually have a reason to watch the CW? Never say!
Naturally Alex Kingston thinks it will require River Song.
Poor Jane Epenson. It’s hard to hear when people don’t like your baby.
The Torchwood fans are very passionate. I’ve never dealt with a more passionate group of fans, so they weighed in very loudly about this last season — which was the only season I was involved in. I was very proud of what we did. I thought it turned out amazingly well. I don’t think you can ever beat Children of Earth, the previous season, which was an absolute masterwork. But, I thought we did very well. I thought we did things with that show that are not normally seen on American television.
The thing of it is, Miracle Day the concept wasn’t bad. The problem stemmed from the execution, starting with the 10 1-hour episode format. Children Of Earth would never have been nearly as good if it had been 10 1-hour episodes. I cannot for the life of me fathom why no one else sees this.
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. Continue reading John Barrowman Moves On from DrWho/Torchwood
In an interview with Cultbox, where she was ostensibly promoting her latest project, a live production of Zach Braff’s All New People, Myles had this to say on the subject of Torchwood:
“As far as I know at the moment, everything’s still very much on hold. Russell [T Davies] has things happening in his personal life.
“John [Barrowman] is very much on the same page as me, in that if and when they need us, they can just pick the phone up and we will be there before they’ve even put the phone down, because it’s something we love doing.
Continue reading Eve Myles Is In Denial That Torchwood Is Toast
Poor Barrowman. It must be hard to be unable to move on once your character leaves the TARDIS. Especially when your spin off series had ground to an inexorable halt after failing to capitalize on early promise.
Barrowman was speaking on ITV1’s morning showThis Morning yesterday, where he said:
“I would love to [return]. I think that Captain Jack is such a big part of the new realm of Doctor Who that it would be a travesty if he wasn’t involved in some way.” Continue reading John Barrowman Overstates His Importance in the Whoniverse