Harkness returns to 'Dr Who'
13:30 18 August 2005
Doctor Who's bisexual pal Captain Jack Harkness will make a comeback in a future series.
Although the popular character, played by John Barrowman, was abandoned at a space station at the end of the last series, the show's bosses have promised fans he will be back.
However, fans will have to wait for another two years before Harkness returns.
Executive producer Russell T. Davies, who is gay himself, revealed to the official Doctor Who magazine: "Jack lovers will have to be patient. Come 2007 and series three, he'll be strutting back on our screens.
"It's nice to be able to say that to John because he's so committed to the programme. He'll get on with new Doctor David Tennant brilliantly."
Davies claims Harkness - who died, but was brought back to life, in the last series - will not appear in the new series because the show needs to focus on the new Timelord's relationship with his sexy assistant, Rose, played by Billie Piper.
He explained: "You want to go back to basics with Rose and a brand new Doctor."
David Tennant has taken over from Christopher Eccleston, who played the Doctor in the last series of the cult show.
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