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By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | March 23, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | March 23, 2010 |

As we mourned reported here, Fox is trying to get an Americanized version of “Torchwood” up and running, with the same stars and production team. John Barrowman took some time out of his busy schedule of being generally awesome to implore Fox not to rewrite Captain Jack’s sexuality. Says the erstwhile Captain: “The last thing I would want would be for Jack to become this heterosexual, straight hero. He’s an omnisexual guy. He likes men, women, aliens, whatever. I think we should continue going down that route.”

He then slipped into the third person to note that “[Producer] Julie [Gardner] has said, as has Russell [T Davies], that there will be no Torchwood without John Barrowman as Captain Jack. If I am asked to do Torchwood again, I will do it at the drop of a hat — whether it’s in America or back in Britain or if it’s for a film. I absolutely love Captain Jack.” And really, who doesn’t?

(source: TV Guide)

In distantly related news that might have some impact on the next series of “Torchwood,” whether it is Americanized, stays British or hops over to Madagascar for a spell, Starz has tapped Chris Chibnall to write a ten episode series on King Arthur called “Camelot,” which is expected to pair up well with “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” Chibnall co-produced all 26 of the first two series’ of “Torchwood” episodes, and wrote about a third of the episodes.

(source: THR)

And last up, with less than a month before the debut, we have yet another teaser trailer of the upcoming series of “Doctor Who.”

Fine, I’ll admit it. Matt Smith is growing on me a little. “No, they’re scared of me.” I mean, that’d be better if Tennant or Eccleston said it, but it’s still got the right attitude.

(source: SciFi Wire)

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