Torchwood: Meet Rex
It seems we have our first major new Torchwood recruit. According to a report on Deadline, American actor Mekhi Phifer has been cast as Rex Matheson in The New World.
Rex, a CIA agent, is one of the new lead characters who joins Jack (John Barrowman) and Gwen (Eve Myles) in the series airing next Summer.
Mekhi Phifer is set to star opposite John Barrowman and Eve Myles in the upcoming fourth season of sci-fi drama Torchwood, which Starz is co-producing with the BBC for a run on both networks. Phifer joins original Torchwood stars Barrowman, who plays time agent/con man Captain Jack Harkness, and Myles, who plays ex-police officer Gwen Cooper. The Lie to Me alum will play the third lead, Rex Matheson, a CIA agent, a fast-tracked high-flyer with a lethal sense of humor who starts to feel his mortality when his life is put in danger. In addition to his co-starring turn on Fox’s Lie to Me last season, Phifer, repped by WME and Brookside, was a regular on NBC’s ER. He also recently signed on for the Lifetime action film Close Quarters. Torchwood recently cast Crash actress Arlene Tur in a recurring role.
You can check out a more detailed character summary here.