Mekhi Phifer joins Torchwood: The New World

TorchwoodIt is being reported that ER and Lie to Me actor Mekhi Phifer has been cast in Torchwood: The New World in the role of CIA agent Rex Matheson.

 

TorchwoodIt is being reported that ER and Lie to Me actor Mekhi Phifer has been cast in Torchwood: The New World in the role of CIA agent Rex Matheson. Deadline Hollywood are reporting that Phifer has been cast in the fourth series of Torchwood which is being co-produced by BBC Worldwide and American broadcaster Starz. Filming will begin in January in America and it’s been confirmed that John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen will reprise their respective roles for the new season.

 

Phifer’s character, Rex Matheson, is a CIA agent, ‘the golden boy’. A Harvard graduate who fast tracked his way through the CIA and can charm his way into and out of any situation.

 

Mekhi Phifer played Doctor Gregory Pratt on the NBC medical drama ER between 2002 and 2008 and more recently played Agent Ben Reynolds on the Fox drama Lie to Me. His other roles include a stint on Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2005 as Omar Jones.