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Still Carrying a Torch for Spike?: James Marsters Heads to "Torchwood"

Lovelorn Spike fans will rejoice to know that they can catch James Marsters, the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel cast member, on Season Two of Brit import Torchwood, which launches here in the US on January 26th.

Marsters will play the charismatic and psychotic rogue Time Agent Captain John Hart, who shows up in Cardiff after he comes through the Rift, on the hunt for Captain Jack, in the series' second season opener.

It's clear from the below clip that John Hart and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) share some sort of history and it's clearly a mix of the kissing and killing kind...

“He is what Jack used to be,” explains Marsters. “Though I have a feeling that Jack was even meaner and nastier, if that’s possible. I think it’s my job to make that old life seem as seductive as I can, so it’s a question of which path Jack will choose. He’s just come back, and his team are mad at him. So is he going to be a responsible leader, or is he going to screw it up?"

As for how he landed the role of John Hart in Torchwood, Marsters says, "I am a huge fan of Doctor Who and Torchwood, so it was me who knocked on their door.”

Awww.


Look for other guest appearances this season from Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who’s Martha Jones), who stops by for three episodes this season, Alan Dale (Ugly Betty), Richard Briers (Monarch of the Glen), Ruth Jones (Saxondale), and Nerys Hughes (District Nurse).

Torchwood
's second season launches on BBC America on January 26th at 9 pm ET/PT.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Great casting. I'm glad James Marsters knocked on their door because this looks like it's going to be fun!
Anonymous said…
Ha - as I watching the clip I thought, "Damn they are close - if only they'd kiss!"

Imagine my surprise!
The CineManiac said…
Thanks I had forgot we were getting it so soon.

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