Doctor Who: Jack is Back for Christmas special (TV news).
Captain Jack Harkness (aka actor John Barrowman) is returning for the upcoming 2020 Christmas Special of scifi TV series Doctor Who.
The Captain left viewers reeling in the series 12 episode, Fugitive of the Judoon, when he made a brief surprise appearance with a warning for Yaz, Ryan and Graham to pass on to the Doctor before disappearing.
In the upcoming special titled Revolution of the Daleks, Captain Jack will be on hand to help as the Tardis Posse 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 Christmas Special, John Barrowman told SFcrowsnest, “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.”
With safety protocols in place, the Doctor Who team are now filming under industry and government guidelines to ensure the safety of all cast and crew. With the added time and protocols required, the team will be completing a total of eight episodes rather than the usual eleven.
Talking about the new series, showrunner Chris Chibnall said, “In this strangest of years, the Doctor Who production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production. We’re thrilled to be back making the show. Given the complexity of making Doctor Who, and with new and rigorous Covid working protocols, it’s going to take us a little longer to film each episode, meaning we expect to end up with eight episodes, rather than the usual eleven. But rest assured, the ambition, humour, fun and scares you expect from Doctor Who will all still be firmly in place. For everyone around the world, this is a challenging period – but the Doctor never shirks from a challenge!”