Published on May 12th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds
Ianto’s Back! Maybe…
Torchwood: Miracle Day might all be about like death and stuff but we know the biggest heartache for fans of the show won’t be contemplating mortality in the sunny climes of LA, rather, it is still the moment Ianto (Garth David-Lloyd) bit the big one and joined the choir invisible at the end of Children of Earth.
Ianto’s death left a hole in fandom that could only be filled by disbelief and moaning. So, in a case of having our cake and eating it here is a bit news that will literally rake the soil off Ianto’s grave.
As reported on Bleeding Cool, it appears that the LA cast of the show won’t just be appearing on Television. In this week’s edition of The Radio Drama Newsletter – under its ‘in production’ banner is listed:
“A new three-part series of Torchwood is in production in LA next week featuring TV cast members and will be heard later in the summer.”
Now simultanously, John Horatio Barrowman climbed onto a rooftop in LA, chest proudly puffed out, overcoat billowing in the breeze and howled. The noise carried across the Atlantic to the pricked ears of David-Lloyd who, heart stirring, dropped everything and ran.
Which led to this statement being issued by his band Blue Gillespie via their facebook page:
Unfortunately we have had to pull out of the next round of Live and Unsigned, due to be held in London on 15 May. Gareth has got to go to America for a couple of weeks and the trip unfortunately falls over the time of the gig.
Which is roughly around the time the radio drama will be recording.
Well, yes and no, the whole thing could just be a coincidence and its unlikely that Ianto will rise again especially if its only for a radio drama. The likelihood is that it’ll be a flashback or an out of continuity ‘lost file from Torchwood’ deal.
What’s even more interesting is this Tweet from Miracle Day writer Jane Espenson:
“Oh! I just got some very good casting news. I’ll share when I can.”
It seems unlikely and unless there is a valid reason for going back to Jack and Ianto’s past other than for personal reflection from the Captain, Unless there’s an unseen moment in their lives together that has some significance in the Trans-Atlantic Torchwood then it’s difficult not to feel as though any return would just cheapen the shock and the mass outpouring of feelings for Ianto’s demise and further the cause of those who wish to see him ‘pull a Christ’ a return to the living – just like this article then!