Bill Pullman has just signed on to star as a series regular in the fourth season of Torchwood, the Starz-co-produced continuation of the Doctor Who spinoff that’s airing next year. Pullman will play Oswald Jones, a clever convicted murderer “boiling with lust and rage,” who becomes a celebrity after escaping a prison sentence on a technicality. (Pullman is actually the second film star to join the show in the past few days, with Mekhi Phifer recently signing on to play an ambitious CIA agent.) Of course, Pullman has ample experience with alien encounters, so he should fit right in.

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