John Barrowman

John Barrowman

'Torchwood' may not return for 20 years.

Writer and producer Russell T. Davies insists the sci-fi series - which stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness - has not been cancelled, but he has been busy with other projects so has no idea when he will return to working on the show.

He told TV talk show host Graham Norton: "I loved making it over there [in the US], and I would have carried on if circumstances hadn't brought me back to this country, so it's kind of in limbo for me at the moment.

"I'm not working on it at the moment. I'm only working on [new children's TV show] 'Wizards vs Aliens' - when I get back to work one day, I don't know, it'll be old news to the BBC!

"It's not officially cancelled. It's in a nice limbo where it can stew - those shows can come back in 10, 20 years time."

Lead actor John has previously admitted he has no idea when he would return to working on the show.

He has said: "We've pushed the pause button now because we don't know what's happening. It's beyond my control."

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