Cast members from Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood shared their thoughts on the new installment of the series Miracle Day currently airing on BBC and Starz during a panel discussion Friday at the San Diego Comic-Con.
John Barrowman, who plays the show’s star character Captain Jack Harkness, said he was delighted when he heard the news that Starz had picked up the show for another season. The actor told fans his character may have a possible love interest in episode 7 of the new series.
Continue reading for more, as well as a video from the panel and a special Comic-Con preview of Torchwood: Miracle Day.
He also said not to expect an explanation of where Jack went at the end of Children of Earth (the last Torchwood installment).
“Make up what you want,” Barrowman said. “I just think Jack had a great time with Alonso.”
Miracle Day is set in a world where people suddenly stop dying, which causes Captain Jack to return from a long absence. When the C.I.A. starts sniffing around for details about Torchwood to help investigate, things start heating up.
Also on the panel were cast members Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Bill Pullman and show scribe Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Caprica).
“Think of the big picture when you watch this. Don’t be afraid to think really hard about what this show is about, because we thought really hard about it,” Espenson said.
Also worth noting is Barrowman’s singing performance (see video embedded below) and his comments about Captain Jack appearing on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special in 2013.
“I would love to,” Barrowman said. “I would be disappointed if he didn’t appear in it … I’m totally up for it.”
Starz has released the teaser for the rest of the season, which we’ve embedded below. You can catch Torchwood: Miracle Day Fridays on the Starz network.