Torchwood — Starring John Barrowman

Captain Jack gets his own show.

Torchwood will debut on BBC Three late next year. Created by Russell T Davies it stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack.

“Torchwood will be a dark, clever, wild, sexy, British crime/sci-fi paranoid thriller cop show with a sense of humour – the X Files meets This Life,” says Russell T Davies.

“It’s a renegade bunch of investigators charged by the British government to find alien technology that has fallen to Earth,” BBC Three controller Stuart Murphy told The Independent.

The show will be set in Cardiff, and will be 13 45-minute episodes, transmitting between series of Doctor Who. Confirmed writers include Sapphire and Steel creator PJ Hammond.

This should be VERY interesting. I thought Captain Jack made for a very interesting companion, and was disappointed he wouldn’t be returning to Doctor Who next season. This more than makes up for it, though…