Torchwood: New Character Information

If you’ve been following Torchwood news, you’ll notice that not only have we seen new images of the entire cast, but we have also been given a little more information about each character, including the new characters to the series. Sure, we already know who Gwen Cooper, Rhys Williams and Captain Jack Harkness are, but what about the new faces? More information below:

Rex Matheson (Mekhi Phifer)
Rex Matheson is a CIA agent at the top of his game. Ruthless, brilliant and destined for fast-track promotion, nothing’s going to stop this man from getting whatever he wants in life. But when the world convulses under Miracle Day, Rex discovers that everything he thought was true and safe and fair is now in danger. And when the CIA itself turns against him, Rex finds himself on the run. The only people he can trust are some strangers from a long-lost British institute called Torchwood. Rex finds himself traveling across continents as the scale and ambition of the threat is revealed – but in trying to save the world, will he put his own life at risk once too often?

Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman)
Well-educated and a former school teacher, Oswald’s a convicted child killer, both guilty and unrepentant. But when Oswald survives his own execution, he’s given a whole new life. The most infamous man in the world, he becomes the most provocative figure in modern media. He’s a flare, reviled yet mesmerizing, whose very existence embodies how the world changed on “Miracle Day.”

Jilly Kitzinger (Laura Ambrose)
As a PR woman, Jilly sees how the world spins and instinctively knows how to manipulate her position in it. Ambitious and ruthless, there’s little she wouldn’t do for her career. A great talent spotter with a dark understanding of human needs, she is unshockable in a world that is increasingly corrupt and boiling. Jilly soon realizes that, in a world gone mad, Oswald Danes could easily become her ticket to power.

Vera Juarez (Arlene Tur)

An attending surgeon in Washington D.C., she’s smart, fast talking and hard working, Vera is on the frontline of medical care on “Miracle Day.” As the world crisis grows, Vera’s surgical and ER experience sees her recruited to advise on government think-tanks. Sexy, confident and passionate, Vera’s life is soon inextricably tangled up with Rex’s.

So what do you think of the new cast additions? Think they have what it takes to hang with Eve Myles, Kai Owen and John Barrowman?

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