A month ago, Capt. Jack Harkness himself, actor John Barrowman, shared some exciting news and thoroughly whetted our appetite when the Arrow actor unveiled plans by the BBC to bring Torchwood back for a bunch of radio plays — which could in turn potentially lead to a fifth series.
Now Barrowman’s co-star Eve Myles, who played Gwen Cooper on two good seasons of Torchwood, the epic sci-fi masterpiece that is Children of Earth, and the eye-rollingly mediocre followup Miracle Day, is giving us an update on where Torchwood is at. Here’s what Myles said in an interesting interview with CultBox:
“There’s been talks about it for a while, but I’ll believe it when it lands on the desk really, and I’ll see about it then. I certainly wouldn’t turn it down. Anything with Torchwood is something I’d love to do.”
The Broadchurch actress has touched upon the very frustrating fact that it’s been a long hiatus for the beloved Doctor Who spinoff, a hiatus that is sorely overdue to END, if you ask us. The last time we saw Torchwood on our TV screens was back in 2011 with Miracle Day, which was critically panned; so much so Starz and the BBC (it was a U.S./UK co-production) did not commission the sci-fi show for another series, much to the fans’ dismay:
“Well, I’ve kind of got past the frustration now. I think it’s more frustrating for the fans. It’s so damn popular, and the fans are still screaming for more, all over the world whenever I do signings and make appearances and talk about the show.
It’s as popular now as it’s ever been. That’s what’s frustrating about it. The fans want more, that’s the catalyst; that’s where the frustration comes from. The fan-base are the most loyal fan-base in the world, and have been since day one.
So we’ll see what happens. If I get a call to come back, I’ll be there, and I’ll be doing it for the fans as well as Russell T Davies. I’d love to be able to put an announcement out tomorrow saying we got a Season 5, and that would be thanks to the fans, because they’ve not stopped plugging it for us.”
For now, our best bet for a new series is that the upcoming Torchwood radio plays will be successful enough for the BBC to decide they finally want to give a fifth season a go. What do you guys think?