Even though I don’t know everything about John Barrowman his panel at C2E2 was awesome. I have seen a few episodes of Torchwood, saw him in Doctor Who, and watched all of Torchwood: Miracle Day, so I am very familiar with him. I thought that Miracle Day was awesome and wanted to know what was next for John Barrowman. On the Torchwood track, Barrowman said that one of the writers was having personal issues and for the moment the series was on hold. Barrowman did discuss other things that he was working on that will keep his fans busy for awhile. He just finished filming a pilot for a show called Gilded Lilys which according to IMDB is “set in 1895, show revolves around the opening of the first luxury hotel in New York City and all the intermingling of love, treachery and disdain between the classes set against a backdrop of vicious family rivalries, scandalous secrets and conflict and co-mingling of classes.”
Along with Gilded Lilys, Barrowman and his sister are working on two books. One, from his description, sounds like a young adult novel called Hallow Earth and is out in the UK now. The siblings are also working on a Torchwood novel. This is really cool because Barrowman has an insight into Captain Jack Harkness that only the creator of Captain Jack Harkness could have.
Barrowman was really great during the whole panel. He said it was his first panel alone in the United States. He was asked who his favorite superhero was. Both Barrowman and his partner were wearing Captain America shirts, which was his answer. He invited his partner on stage and he is the only person I have ever seen who looks like Nathan Fillion, it took me a bit to be convinced he wasn’t. Barrowman was really good at dodging awkward questions which there were a lot of and at the end of his panel he sang a bit of his version of “The Wizard and I” from Wicked called “The Doctor and I” which was awesome. John Barrowman’s panel was great and he was so excited during the whole thing. He is a true fanboy along with being a great actor.