Published on January 9th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Preview
Torchwood is back with a Kiss Kiss Bang Bang on Wednesday 16 January, with Series 2 premiering on BBC Two at 9pm.
So it’s a big “welcome back” to John Barrowman as omnisexual hero Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as new girl Gwen, Burn Gorman as dodgy, sleazy, easily-the-best-character Owen, Naoko Mori as dull Toshiko and Gareth David-Lloyd as duller Ianto
Described as “bigger and bolder, with more fun, adventure and excitement for the alien-fighting team”, the series features a guest appearance from Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones, Alan Dale (best known to British audiences as Neighbours‘ Jim Robinson as well as key characters in , Ugly Betty, The O.C.) and veteran British character actors Richard Briers (Paradise Towers) and Nerys Hughes (Kinda).
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang however features James Marsters – best known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Spike – as a rogue Time Agent…
Captain Jack is reunited with the Torchwood team as they face a rogue Time Agent. The mysterious Captain John Hart, played by James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), is determined to wreak havoc, and needs to find something hidden on Earth. But with Gwen’s life in danger, and cluster bombs scattered across the city, whose side is Jack on?
There’s more drama later in the series, with the team seeing glimpses of the 51st century and World War One, encountering a tragic soldier from the Great War, a memory thief who exposes long-forgotten secrets among the entire team, alien sleeper cells, saving a stranded creature from human exploitation, and no doubt seeing each other naked at some stage.
Don’t forget that there is a pre-watershed repeat for younger viewers who might be fans of Captain Jack Harkness or Martha Jones – a move dismissed and derided by lead writer Chris Chibnall, who also wrote Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.