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.