John Barrowman's Torchwood book influence

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 September 2012
John Barrowman

John Barrowman

John Barrowman hopes his new book 'Torchwood: Exodus Code' will inspire the next series of the sci-fi show

John Barrowman hopes his new book will inspire the next series of 'Torchwood'.

The 45-year-old actor - who co-authored 'Torchwood: Exodus Code' with his sister Carole and plays Captain Jack in the series - is hopeful the BBC might take notice of the tome based on the show and use it in the next run of the 'Doctor Who' spin-off programme.

He said: "I had the idea, but Carole is also a huge sci-fi fan, she loves 'Torchwood'. We went to BBC books and BBC worldwide and I said I'd love to do it.

"Nobody knows Jack better than myself and the team that helped to create him".

"Together we've also written one of the comic scripts for 'Torchwood'. That could be the next series or it could be a movie. That's me talking - not anyone from the BBC - but that would be my dream".

John is now starring in new US series 'Arrow' based on DC's 'Green Arrow' comics, which he promises will soon be screened in the UK.

In the programme John plays cryptic character 'The Well Dressed Man', and he admits he loves playing a bad guy.

He said: "I'm not allowed to tell you anymore about him except that he's well dressed. He's a pivotal bad guy character that's going to be typical in the show."

"I got to play a baddie on 'Desperate Housewives', so this is kind of another step into it. It's really nice to play a baddie."


1. Jamesy30 Sep 2012, 7:04am Report

Eh.. Exodus Code is written well enough, but it still feels nothing at all like Torchwood. I'm really tired of the whole "Torchwood goes global" direction they keep trying to force on us. I miss the hometown Cardiff alien-chaser vibe of the first three series. COE should have definitely been the end - better to go out on a blaze of glory than a mediocre, fizzling slide.

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