Exclusive: Bill Pullman Joins Torchwood As Regular

Bill Pullman (Ruthless People, Independence Day) has signed on to star in the upcoming fourth season of Torchwood as a regular.

Pullman — who joins series stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles and the just-cast Mekhi Phifer — will play Oswald Jones, a dangerously clever convicted murderer who escapes his lifelong prison sentence on a technicality and quickly becomes a media sensation. Genuinely repentant yet boiling with lust and rage, Oswald gets caught up in a terrifying worldwide crisis.

Torchwood’s fourth season will air stateside on Starz in a co-production deal with BBC Worldwide Prods.

Pullman’s only major previous primetime gig was on NBC’s 2005 limited series Revelations.

This story originally appeared on Deadline.com.

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  1. Kristal says:

    I’m getting a little worried here. I absolutely love Torchwood. (I still can’t believe Ianto’s dead.) But the way its starting to sound, it might be beginning to become too Hollywood. I was really hoping it would stick to the old formula but somehow be better. I guess I’ll have to wait and see. Maybe I’ll just end up eating my own words when the new episodes air.

  2. toast says:

    It’s a little surprising to see him join the cast of Torchwood, but I won’t sign off on the show, yet.