Wednesday, June 8, 2011
John Barrowman has confirmed that he would be happy to return to Doctor Who.
The actor first played Captain Jack Harkness on the BBC sci-fi drama in 2005 and reprised the role in spinoff series Torchwood.
Barrowman told Zap2it: "I've always said that if I'm asked to go back to Doctor Who, I'll go at the drop of a hat. That's where Captain Jack got his beginnings."
He added that Jack's possible return had "already been discussed" by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat and Torchwood creator Russell T. Davies.
"It's in the cards, but who knows whether it will happen?" he said.
Barrowman also praised current Doctor Who star Matt Smith, but admitted that he still feels "attached" to his former co-star David Tennant.
"I like Matt Smith [and] he brings his own quirkiness to it," said the star. "When a new Doctor starts, everybody goes along for the journey because they love the show. But then you attach yourself to that Doctor."
Barrowman continued: "There's a whole new generation who are now attached to Matt, and rightly so.... but David Tennant is my Doctor."
Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat previously insisted that he would "love to have [Jack] back" on the show.
It was recently announced that Doctor Who has been renewed for a seventh series by the BBC, with "a good chunk" of new episodes expected to air next year.
Meanwhile, Barrowman will reprise his role as Captain Jack in Torchwood: Miracle Day, which will air in July on BBC One in the UK and Starz in the US.
SOurce: Digital Spy