Big Finish have announced that James Marsters will reprise his role as Captain John Hart for a brand-new Torchwood adventure alongside his old flame John Barrowman’s Captain Jack Harkness.
Marsters, who is best known for playing Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, was last seen in the Torchwood series 2 finale Exit Wounds — although a brief image of Captain John Hart does appear amongst mugshots of the galaxy’s most notorious criminals in Doctor Who Series 8 episode Time Heist — will again wreak havoc in the new release coming next year, The Death of Captain Jack.
Producer James Goss said:
“The Death of Captain Jack is just naughty! It was a joy to get James Marsters back in, and, once again, Captain John romps through Torchwood like a demented clown.
“If you’ve ever wondered what Torchwood would be like with Captain John at the helm, wonder no more. Nothing from the world of Torchwood emerges unspoiled – and that includes Queen Victoria, and Ianto’s dress sense!”
The synopsis for The Death of Captain Jack reads:
“Captain Jack is finally dying, and it’s time for his oldest friend to visit his deathbed. King John has come to tell him a story. The story of the life he should have had.
“It’s the story of Alexander the Great, sinking ships, falling empires, robot dinosaurs, and alien invasions. It’s a story of love, royal weddings, murder, mass murder, genocide, and very tight trousers.
“It’s the story of the life of Captain John and it’s the story of Torchwood. Be careful what you wish for.”
The Death of Captain Jack co-stars Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (Andy Davidson) and will be released in March 2018 – it is available for pre-order now on CD and download for £9.99 and £7.99 respectively.