Torchwood, the BBC’s hit spin-off from Doctor Who, will return in January with a new series of adventures and a specially edited pre-watershed repeat.
As previously conformed Captain Jack Harness (John Barrowman), Gwen (Eve Myles), Owen (Burn Gorman), Toshiko (Naoko Mori) and Ianto (Gareth Lloyd-Davies) all return as the investigators delving into the alien underworld of modern day Cardiff.
Roly Keating, Controller BBC Two, has also announced “due to popular demand from families and younger viewers, we will be showing a special pre-watershed repeat so everyone can enjoy the new series.”
Making a special guest appearance in the first episode is James Marsters as Captain John. He starred as Spike, the punk-goth vampire in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel. Captain John and Captain Jack go way back and have “history”.
When he appears through the Rift under Cardiff looking for Captain Jack not only does he disrupt Captain Jack’s homecoming but the whole team, city and world are suddenly placed in danger.
Series creator Russell T Davies says the new series “pushes the Torchwood team further than ever before. They are joined by some incredible guest stars who are really going to cause waves. It’s adventurous, thrilling and packed full of surprises.”
Guest stars include Richard Briers, Nerys Hughes and Alan Dale.