Big Finish have revealed that Captain John Hart (James Marsters) will be reunited with fellow Time Agent and old opponent/paramour Captain Jack Harkness in the upcoming audio box-set The Sins of Captain John.

First announced back in DecemberThe Sins of Captain John will see James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville) reprise his role as rogue Time Agent Captain John Hart in four new audio adventures. Not only does this box-set mark the return of one of Torchwood‘s best-loved characters, but it also promises to give us one of the most explosive reunions in science fiction history! Hart will once again come face-to-face with Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), which will undoubtedly make for unmissable listening.

Captain John Hart (James Marsters) and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman)
Captain John Hart (James Marsters) and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman)

Marsters has said of returning to the role and the Torchwood universe: “Recording The Death of Captain Jack audio for Big Finish was incredible! I had missed being a part of Torchwood so much. Beyond being proud of my involvement in the programme, Captain John was such a blast to play and I was very keen to revisit the character once again.”

Big Finish have revealed that in The Sins of Captain John, our ‘villainous anti-hero will be thriving in Restoration London, exploring gas planets, playing ‘Stepford wife’ with Captain Jack and kissing (then killing) countless victims… Just a day in the life of a rogue Time Agent!’ 

As well as this, Big Finish have unveiled the fact that these upcoming adventures will see the reappearance of the Resurrection Gauntlet (also known as the ‘Risen Mitten’), which in the hands of Captain John Hart can only spell disaster. They also promise that this box-set will provide Torchwood fans with the answers to many of the questions they’ve been asking…

Captain John is this chaotic, disruptive, insubordinate force of nature,” says writer, David Llewellyn, “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. The stories are also set before the time when Captain Jack meets the Doctor and joins Torchwood so these characters really could go anywhere and do anything.”

The Sins of Captain John is due for release in January 2020. Available to pre-order now from Big Finishon download for £28 and on CD for £25.

Captain John Hart. Adventurer, thief, lover, rogue Time Agent and all-round bad egg.

Everyone’s favourite blackguard is back and he’s in a lot of trouble. He’s trapped in the ruins of an exploding space station. He’s unleashed a force from beyond that will consume the universe. And he’s running low on snacks.

Luckily, he has four hours to tell you how he got in this mess. There are zombies, mad scientists, hot tubs, and the talkative head of Oliver Cromwell just won’t shut up. Plus Captain Jack Harkness is on his trail.

Captain John Hart returns in four new adventures coming out in January 2020:

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

Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery, Nicholas Briggs

Producer: James Goss

Script Editor: James Goss

Director: Scott Handcock

Writer: David Llewellyn


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