Barrowman: “Torchwood Is Still British”

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With Torchwood’s shift towards America in both location and characters this year, there are some fans who feel that the show has lost its “Britishness” and become Torchwood in name only.

However, despite the changes, John Barrowman still thinks the show remains true to its British roots.

“Yes, it’s a bit more glossy. We have other actors in it. We’re filming over there so we have to have other American actors in it. But it’s still 100% core, the heart of it is still British,” he told the Daily Star.

“It’s now partly made in America and partly made in the UK. Throughout the entire series we always return to Wales or some place in the UK. Anyone can turn it on and know exactly that they’re watching Torchwood.”

“The global success… I’m just as bowled over by it as everybody else.”

He added: “I’m never going to give up the roots and the core that I have in the UK. UK’s home. This is where I got the start, this is where my doors were opened. And I’ll never turn my back on it.”

What do you think? Is Barrowman right or has Torchwood changed too much?