Torchwood recruits another sidekick for Capt. Jack: Mekhi Phifer

The Lie to Me and 8 Mile veteran will join John Barrowman and Eve Myles in trying to defend the Earth and ensnare viewers for the fourth season of the Doctor Who spinoff.

Phifer will play CIA agent Rex Matheson, who's described as "a fast-tracked high flyer with a lethal sense of humor who starts to feel his mortality when his life is put in danger."

No word yet on whether Agent Matheson will be a potential love interest for Jack Harkness, but when you've got a pan-sexual time crusader as the lead, you never know.

(via Deadline)

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