Dedicated Torchwood fans have been calling for the show to return for nearly four years. Created in 2006 by then-Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies, the show ran in tandem with Doctor Who until Torchwood ended in 2011. John Barrowman, famous for his portrayal of Captain Jack Harkness in several Doctor Who episodes during Davies’s tenure, reprised his role in the show, often cited as an “adult” version of Doctor Who, in which members of the Torchwood team investigate alien threats.
During a press conference for Arrow, a series on the American CW Network that Barrowman is currently appearing in, he revealed that there are finally plans for more Torchwood, but as radio plays, not a new television series. He says:
“We’re doing three or four radio plays for the BBC for Torchwood. My sister and I are discussing the possibility of writing one of them.
But will Torchwood ever return to television, as many fans hope? Barrowman says:
“I’m full-time with Arrow now. It’s not a question of me not wanting to do it, it’s a question of the BBC wanting to do it, or others wanting to do Torchwood. I know the fans are out there so I think they’d be silly not to.”
The project is still assumed to be in the early stages of development, and a spokesperson for BBC Worldwide has said that it is yet to be officially confirmed.