Steven Moffat rejects suggestions he is “blocking” Torchwood revival

"I haven't blocked it," says Dr. Who showrunner. "It's not my show."

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has rejected suggestions that he is blocking a revival of Torchwood.

His response follows star John Barrowman speaking out and telling Radio Times, “I was told that there are some obstacles to overcome, and every time I tried to talk about a way around them, it was almost like there was another obstacle.

“And this is a personal thing for me, this is not anything that was discussed, but I find it really a little disheartening that a company like the BBC can’t just say ‘Put your egos aside, we’re gonna go forward with this.’”

But Moffat has since told Doctor Who News: “You may be aware that John Barrowman has been saying, publicly, that I’ve been blocking a new series of Torchwood. To be very clear – I haven’t blocked it; I wouldn’t block it; I wouldn’t even be ABLE to block it. I didn’t even know a revival had been mooted till I read about it on the Internet. As John perfectly well knows, it’s not my show and I could no more prevent it happening that he could cancel Sherlock. I am bewildered, and a little cross, even to be included in this conversation.

“For the record, I really liked the show (especially the third series) and would be very happy to see more – monsters and mayhem, why not? But the fact is, it has nothing to do with me. Please pass this on to the anxious and the angry – I’ve had enough hate mail now.”

Torchwood was created by Russell T. Davies.

2 Responses

  1. Barrowman should have known better. Moffat has been nothing but a cheerleader for the DW universe for the past 10 years. Having seen Barrowman live on stage this year, however – a deeply unpleasant experience – I’m not surprised; the world revolves utterly around him and I can imagine him blaming anyone he can think of if he doesn’t get his own way.

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