Torchwood's team leader. Jack's origins are obscure and he likes it that way. However, he has vast practical experience of working with aliens and dealing with crisis situations. He has come through a lot of scrapes intact, and is unafraid of dangerous situations. In fact, he's usually ready with a flirtatious quip whatever the threat.
In Torchwood: Children Of Earth, Jack’s already tense relationship with the Government brings him right into the line of fire as he becomes a target for the mysterious assassin Johnson and her soldiers. John Barrowman on Torchwood: Children Of Earth "Anybody who loves science fiction or a good drama will fall in love with Torchwood," says John. "It's action-packed, it's sexy, it's exciting, it's an emotional roller-coaster and you just want to sit back and get ready for the ride of your life." Torchwood are a team of people who are fighting for the best interest of humanity; they are no strangers to the daily threat alien forces pose to the safety of the Earth. But, this time, they must fight with every ounce of instinct and energy they have to survive. Of the new format to this year's series, John Barrowman, who plays lead character Captain Jack Harkness, says: "It's changed in the respect that in series one we were crawling, series two we were walking and now series three we're running. "We know what Torchwood is and we know what it's about – it's full of drama and action. "This storyline is one of the darker Torchwood storylines.
Every time you turn a corner you don't know what's going to happen. And when you watch episode one you're going to want to see two, and when you've seen two you'll want to see three. You're just going to want more and more and more.