He'll return as Captain Jack Harkness in the upcoming festive special, Revolution of the Daleks which will air on BBC One.
Captain Jack is one of the most iconic characters in the Whoniverse and after making a brief surprise appearance in Fugitive of the Judoon earlier this year, delivering a stark warning for Yaz, Ryan and Graham to then pass on to the Doctor, Captain Jack will be back in Revolution of the Daleks to help ‘the fam.
As they discover a disturbing plan forming involving one of the Doctor’s most feared and dangerous enemies, the Daleks. How can you fight a Dalek, without the Doctor?
The Doctor is locked away in a high-security alien prison. Isolated, alone, with no hope of escape. Far away, on Earth, her best friends, Yaz, Ryan and Graham have to pick up their lives without her. But it’s not easy and old habits die hard.
With the Thirteenth Doctor locked away in a space prison, will Captain Jack be able to help save planet Earth?
On returning for the Festive Special, John Barrowman MBE said "Putting on Jack’s coat and setting foot back on the set of Doctor Who was just like going back home. It’s always thrilling to play Captain Jack. He’s a character very close to my heart who changed my life, and to know the fans love him as much as I do makes his return even sweeter. I hope everyone enjoys Jack’s Heroic adventure with Thirteen."
Executive Producer, Chris Chibnall said "A Doctor Who Festive Special means treats galore, and there’s no bigger treat than the return of John Barrowman to Doctor Who, for an epic and emotional feature-length episode. If anyone can blast away the sheer rubbishness of 2020, it’s Captain Jack. Daleks beware!"
Today, the BBC have also released the poster for Revolution of the Daleks to go alongside the announcement of Barrowman returning as Captain Jack...
And last month, the BBC released two new images from the upcoming festive special which sees the return of one of the Doctor’s biggest and most feared enemies, the Daleks.
Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks coming soon to BBC One