TORCHWOOD Casts Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman

TORCHWOOD has cast Bill Pullman (Independence Day, While You Were Sleeping) as a series regular for its fourth season.

Deadline reports that he will play a “dangerously clever” convicted killer named Oswald Jones who causes a media frenzy after slipping out of his life in prison sentence due to a technicality. Jones is apparently repentant for his crimes, but he’s also filled with rage and he somehow gets involved in a world crisis.

It was announced earlier this week that Mekhi Phifer had also been cast in Torchwood: The New World as a regular while Arlene Tur recently joined the show in a recurring role. John Barrowman and Eve Myles are reprising their roles as Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper.

The fourth season of Torchwood will air on Starz in the US and BBC One in the UK in summer 2011.