Mekhi Phifer Cast As Lead Character In New Season Of Torchwood!

The Lie To Me star has joined the cast of the show as CIA Agent Rex Matheson which instead of staying in Cardiff, Wales, will now have a global approach by filming in the US....

Deadline has reported that the drama has made another move for its upcoming fourth season, The New World. Torchwood has cast Mekhi Phifer as "Rex Matheson, a CIA agent who's a fast-tracked high-flyer with a lethal sense of humor who starts to feel his mortality when his life is put in danger."



This is the same role that Chad Michael Murray and Enver Gjokaj had been rumored to be up for, but neither quite fit the look that Torchwood has. Phifer seems a much better casting choice, and it's much easier picturing him as a CIA agent and in action scenes, especially after his stint as an FBI agent in Lie To Me.

You may also know him from his time on ER as Dr. Gregory Pratt. His film roles include 8 Mile and the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake. So far besides John Barrowman and Eve Myles returning as their characters Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, Arlene Tur as Vera Juarez is the only other casting confirmed.

Torchwood: The New World will air on BBC One in the UK and Starz in the US.




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