'Torchwood: The New World' -Casting

NUP_102123_0256Deadline is carrying the news that Mekhi Phifer (ER, I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER) has been cast to play the role of  Harvard educated, high-powered C.I.A agent Rex Matheson in STARZ’s TORCH WOOD .
This new (fourth) season of the BBC DOCTOR WHO spin-off returns John Barrowman as the immortal Captain Jack Harkness,Eve Myles as Welsh former police officer Gwen Cooper, and Kai Owen as her husband, Rys Williams.
Also confirmed is  Arlene Tur (CRASH) in a recurring role; a surgeon named Vera Juarez.
TORCHWOOD: THE NEW WORLD   will shoot in U.S. and the U.K., a joint production of BBC Wales and the STARZ cable network. Former DOCTOR WHO producer/writer Russell T Davies is overseeing production with co-producer Julie Gardner.