Chris Chibnall is hopeful for a 'Torchwood' revival.

Chris Chibnall

Chris Chibnall

The 50-year-old TV writer - who penned the first two series of the 'Doctor Who' spin-off series - has kept his fingers crossed for the show's revival after John Barrowman, who starred as Captain Jack Harkness, returned to 'Doctor Who' last month.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Chris said: "I think it's just great to have Jack back in the Whoniverse and I'd definitely be one of the first viewers for another 'Torchwood'."

John, 52, has been campaigning to bring back the immortal time agent for several years, and finally got his wish this series, when Captain Jack appeared to deliver a message to The Doctor, who is currently played by Jodie Whittaker.

Speaking about his comeback before the episode aired, John said: "It feels absolutely amazing. I've always been holding the torch to eventually bring Jack back, because I know the love that the fanbase and the Whovians around the world have for him.

"Without giving too much of the story away, it's the same Jack you know. He's flirtatious, he's sassy, he's also determined. So hallelujah - Jack is back!"

He is remaining tight-lipped about his character's future on the show, but thinks it's "about time" the fan favourite stuck around.

Speaking to, he said: "Who knows what the decisions were and why they were made? But I'm glad they were made, and if I can say so personally - it's about time."

Chris recently claimed a potential revival of 'Torchwood' - which ran for four series from 2006 to 2011 - is in the hands of creator Russell T Davies.He said: "That's entirely in the gift of Russell T Davies. 'Torchwood' is Russell's show. He owns it and he's very, very busy right now."

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