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Yes, Captain Jack Harkness is Back in Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks

Captain Jack Harkness returns for the Doctor Who festive special, Revolution of the Daleks. This news will surprise preciously no one, but at least we have it confirmed now!

Jack, played by John Barrowman, last appeared in the Series 12 episode, Fugitive of the Judoon, which seems like ages ago, but no,it was actually at the start of this year. Harkness didn’t meet the Doctor at all, but did issue a warning about the Lone Cyberman to Yaz, Ryan, and Graham. The Doctor did the opposite, and ended up captured by the Judoon. That’s where The Timeless Children left us.

In the upcoming Revolution of the Daleks, Captain Jack will be on hand to help Yaz, Ryan, and Graham as they discover a disturbing plan forming involving one of the Doctor’s most feared and dangerous enemies, the Daleks. With the Thirteenth Doctor locked away in a space prison, will Captain Jack be able to help save planet Earth?

On returning for the festive special, John Barrowman MBE reveals:

“Putting on Jack’s coat and setting foot back on the set of Doctor Who was just like going back home. It’s always thrilling to play Captain Jack. He’s a character very close to my heart who changed my life, and to know the fans love him as much as I do makes his return even sweeter. I hope everyone enjoys Jack’s heroic adventure with Thirteen.”

Chris Chibnall, Executive Producer, says:

“A Doctor Who festive special means treats galore, and there’s no bigger treat than the return of John Barrowman to Doctor Who, for an epic and emotional feature-length episode. If anyone can blast away the sheer rubbishness of 2020, it’s Captain Jack. Daleks beware!”

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer BBC Studios, adds:

“After a tantalisingly brief appearance in Fugitive of the Judoon, it’s a total joy and thrill to welcome back John as Captain Jack. One of the most iconic characters in Doctor Who lore, his presence ignites this Festive Special from the start.”

Revolution of the Daleks will air over the festive period on BBC1.

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.

Yes, Captain Jack Harkness is Back in Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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