Things are about to get very interesting at Torchwood, as James Marsters – AKA bleached-blonde vampire Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer – returns to reprise his role as Captain Jack's mad, bad and dangerous old flame Captain John, in the ominously titled The Death of Captain Jack, a story that promises to turn the history of the Torchwood Institute, and quite possibly the world, on its head...
"Captain Jack is finally dying, and it's time for his oldest friend to visit his deathbed," reads the synopsis for the Big Finish Audio adventure. "King John has come to tell him a story. The story of the life he should have had.
"It's the story of Alexander the Great, sinking ships, falling empires, robot dinosaurs, and alien invasions. It's a story of love, royal weddings, murder, mass murder, genocide, and very tight trousers.
"It's the story of the life of Captain John and it's the story of Torchwood. Be careful what you wish for."
"The Death of Captain Jack is just naughty!” producer James Goss tells us. “It was a joy to get James Marsters back in, and, once again, Captain John romps through Torchwood like a demented clown. David Llewellyn has given us a peek into a world we really shouldn't see – one where John steals Jack's timeline and creates havoc.
“If you've ever wondered what Torchwood would be like with Captain John at the helm, wonder no more. Nothing from the world of Torchwood emerges unspoiled – and that includes Queen Victoria, and Ianto's dress sense!”
The Death of Captain Jack will be part of Big Finish Audio's upcoming Torchwood monthly range and will be available in March 2018, almost exactly a decade after Marsters' last appearance as Captain John in the second series of Torchwood on BBC2.
Also starring are John Barrowman as Captain Jack (of course), Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones, Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, Samuel Barnett as Norton Folgate and Rowena Cooper as Queen Victoria.
The Death of Captain Jack will be released when the Torchwood monthly range kicks off in March 2018 – available for pre-order now for £9.99 on CD or £7.99 on download. Or you can save with a bundle – order Torchwood monthly stories 19–24 for £45 on download or £50 on CD. All CD orders unlock a digital download which works with the Big Finish app