Big Finish announces the return of James Marsters,  Buffy, Angel, Smallville and recent hit Runaway) as he reprises the role of Captain John Hart another adventure in the Torchwood audio universe.

The Sins of Captain John, created by Big Finish Productions in association with BBC Studios, will see the charming but deadly Time Agent return for 4 new adventures in 2020.

Written by David Llewellyn, the new series follows on from the March 2018 audio dram, The Death of Captain Jack.  At the end of that series, the entire Torchwood team including immortal Captain Jack Harkness died at the hands of this rogue Time Agent.

The Death of Captain Jack (Captain John's first BF) - Big Finish
The Death of Captain Jack (Captain John’s first BF) – Big Finish

David Llewellyn tells us what to expect in this new series.  “Writing The Death of Captain Jack(March 2018) was a total blast, and both James Goss (producer of the Torchwood range) and I realised we could have a lot more fun with Captain John Hart, providing James Marsters was happy to return.

Captain John is this chaotic, disruptive, insubordinate force of nature; completely amoral and unpredictable, so that gave me a lot of freedom! Writing is often a case of knowing when to hold back, when to tread a more subtle line, but with Captain John it’s the complete opposite. And setting it before Torchwood on television meant we were able to go to places where Torchwood can’t.”

Captain John and Captain Jack - Big Finish
Captain John and Captain Jack – Big Finish

James Marsters was thrilled to be returning to the role, and the world of Torchwood, “Doing The Death of Captain Jack was incredible! I have missed doing Torchwood so much. Beyond being proud of playing a part in it, the character itself is a blast to play, and those two episodes just weren’t enough.”

Torchwood fans are still waiting to find answers to the open-ended questions from the last audio drama and the TV series. There is more to find out with Torchwood and Captain John as their adventures continue with The Sins of Captain John.

The Sins of Captain John

Release Date: January 2020

  1. The Restored
  2. Escape from Nebazz
  3. Peach Blossom Heights
  4. Darker Purposes

Captain John Hart (James Marsters), the villainous anti-hero from the Torchwood series, is thriving in Restoration London, exploring gas planets, playing ‘Stepford wife’ and kissing (then killing) countless victims… Just a day in the life of a rogue Time Agent!

  • Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery, Nicholas Briggs
  • Producer: James Goss
  • Script Editor: James Goss
  • Director: Scott Handcock
  • Writer: David Llewellyn

Pre-order from Big Finish for £28 on CD or £25 on download
Prices rise to £35 on CD and £30 on download at general release.


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