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James Marsters Returns to Torchwood for Big Finish

James Marsters is returning to the role of Captain John Hart for Big Finish’s Torchwood series.

Marsters is probably best known for starring in Buffy and Angel, though he’s currently playing an important part in Marvel’s hit Hulu series, Runaways.

The capricious captain will be back in a new four-story box set, The Sins of Captain John.

Hart made his Big Finish debut in The Death of Captain Jack, released in March 2018. And it seems that Marsters enjoyed returning to the part, as he explains:

“Doing The Death of Captain Jack was incredible! I have missed doing Torchwood so much. Beyond being proud of playing a part in it, the character itself is a blast to play, and those two episodes just weren’t enough.”

Set for release in January 2020, The Sins of Captain John includes:

  • The Restored
  • Escape from Nebazz
  • Peach Blossom Heights
  • Darker Purposes

In these audios, the anti-hero thrives in Restoration London, explores gas planets, plays ‘Stepford wife’, and kisses/kills countless victims… Just a day in the life of a rogue Time Agent!

Writer, David Llewellyn, goes on:

“Writing The Death of Captain Jack was a total blast, and both James Goss (producer of the Torchwood range) and I realised we could have a lot more fun with Captain John Hart, providing James Marsters was happy to return.

“Captain John is this chaotic, disruptive, insubordinate force of nature; completely amoral and unpredictable, so that gave me a lot of freedom! Writing is often a case of knowing when to hold back, when to tread a more subtle line, but with Captain John it’s the complete opposite. And setting it before Torchwood on television meant we were able to go to places where Torchwood can’t.”

The Sins of Captain John is out in January 2020, and is available for pre-order from Big Finish at £28 on CD or £25 on download, rising to £35 on CD and £30 on download at general release.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

James Marsters Returns to Torchwood for Big Finish

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