Captain Jack and River Song Demand a Spinoff


When two Doctor Who companions meet in real life, they decide they want their own spinoff show.

In a recent interview with John Barrowman talks about meeting Alex Kingston for the first time long after Doctor Who. Barrowman played Captain Jack Harkness in both Doctor Who and the spinoff Torchwood and Kingston plays River Song who is set to return in the season finale of Doctor Who – The Name of the Doctor. They met and hit it off right away and started talking about having a Captain Jack Harkness and River Song spinoff show.

“We got a glass of champagne and started talking about how it would be great if River and Jack – actually, she said River and Jack should have their own TV show. Then as we talked more, we realized that we’re both born on the same day.  We’re both March 11th babies and we have so much in common.  We like a lot of the same things and our attitude towards stuff is very, very similar. It struck a chord with us because that’s why River and Jack are very similar characters, in their attitude and their fun and their aggression, we are the same in real life – which is really ironic.  So we struck it off. Then she came on ARROW, again we saw each other in the makeup trailer and just screamed. We both said, “Boy, there’s going to be some fan-gasms out there in a couple of weeks!”  It was brilliant.”

John Barrowman also spoke about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary show:

“The thing I will say because people won’t keep asking:  I wasn’t asked.  That’s the fact.  But I know people are starting to say that it’s because of my schedule that I wasn’t able to do it, but I absolutely would have fitted it in.  The ARROW producers had said to me when I first accepted this role, they said, “If the 50th anniversary comes up and they want you to do it, then we’ll let you go to do it.”  So it was already in the cards.  I just wasn’t asked and again, for myself, John Barrowman is disappointed.”

The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who episode is set to air November 23rd, 2013 and you can see Barrowman in Arrow on The CW.

What do you think, would you watch a Captain Jack and River Song spinoff show? Let us know in our comments.

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  • Arielle

    Yes! A River/Jack spin off would be great! I’ve always wanted to see and episode where they meet because you know it would be epic! I’m kinda upset John was never asked to join the 50th. I always thought he wasn’t involved because he was too busy which didn’t make a lot of sense because I know how big of a fanboy he is and that he would have made time for the 50th. MOFFAT *shakes fist*

  • Tessa

    This would be so fantastic. BBC has to do it