Barrowman & Kingston Want Jack & River Spin-off
John Barrowman and Alex Kingston want to see a Doctor Who spin-off featuring their characters Jack and River pairing up.
Barrowman told TVaddict: “[Alex and I] got a glass of champagne and started talking about how it would be great if River and Jack – actually, she said River and Jack should have their own TV show.
“Then as we talked more, we realized that we’re both born on the same day. We’re both March 11th babies and we have so much in common. We like a lot of the same things and our attitude towards stuff is very, very similar.
“It struck a chord with us because that’s why River and Jack are very similar characters, in their attitude and their fun and their aggression, we are the same in real life – which is really ironic. So we struck it off.
“Then she came on ARROW, again we saw each other in the makeup trailer and just screamed. We both said, “Boy, there’s going to be some fan-gasms out there in a couple of weeks!” It was brilliant.”
Barrowman hasn’t forgotten about Torchwood, but he isn’t holding his breath for the show’s return any time soon.
He explained: “To be honest with you, it’s not our call again. It’s whether the BBC will commission it. After it was done with BBC and Starz, whoever has the rights, we just have to wait and see. Russell said in an interview less than six months ago, he said TORCHWOOD is not dead. It could be done in 2 years, it would be done in 5 years, it could be done in a movie. So it could still have a life, but who knows when it will be done. But the thing is, I can’t sit around and wait. I’ve got to work.”