John Barrowman returns as Captain Jack Harkness in the Doctor Who Christmas special (Picture: BBC)
Last month, it was announced that John would be returning to Doctor Who for the festive special, reprising the role of Captain Jack Harkness.
Having made his first appearance as Captain Jack in 2005, John went on to portray the time-travelling agent in his own spin-off show Torchwood, which ran from 2006 until 2011.
15 years after introducing audiences to the character, Captain Jack is back, ready to take on the Daleks with the Thirteenth Doctor.
During an interview on The One Show on Thursday, John teased that the Christmas special will be ‘epic’, one of the reasons for that being the return of the dreaded Daleks.
While speaking over video chat about Jodie Whittaker’s first encounter with the Daleks as the Doctor, John, 53, offered a little clue as to what we can expect when the new episode airs.
‘The thing is that people don’t know what to expect because the one thing with the Daleks being one of the most scary villains in Doctor Who, the Whoniverse, they change,’ he said.
‘This is an episode that they’ve changed… that’s about as much as I can say,’ the actor hinted, stopping himself before he revealed any spoilers.
John added that Captain Jack, the Doctor and the companions ‘have to figure out why [the Daleks are] continuing to exist’.
‘And that’s another big part of the show,’ he told The One Show presenters Alex Jones and Ronan Keating.
While looking ahead to Captain Jack and the Doctor’s reunion, John said that viewers will be able to see on the characters’ faces ‘the love they have for each other and the friendship that they have’.
The actor also recalled meeting other members of the Doctor Who cast, who told him that he is a ‘legend’ in the show’s history.
‘They were asking me all about the history of things and the lore of Doctor Who,’ John said.
Revolution of the Daleks will air on New Year’s Day on BBC One.