Another one-of-a-kind drama series will join the likes of “Orphan Black,” “Doctor Who” and “In the Flesh.” “Intruders” will premiere on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. on BBC America. Members of the ensemble cast include John Simm (“Doctor Who”), Mira Sorvino (“Mighty Aphrodite”), James Frain (“The White Queen”), Tory Kittles (“True Detective”) and Millie Brown (“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”). Read on to find out more about the latest scoop on BBC America’s “Intruders” and a first look at its official teaser trailer.
The upcoming eight-episode paranormal drama series is based on the 2007 novel of the same name written by Michael Marshall Smith. It is written by “The X-Files” writer Glen Morgan and directed by Eduardo Sánchez (“The Blair Witch Project”) and Daniel Stamm (“The Last Exorcism”) in their directorial debut for television. It is executive produced by Glen Morgan, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner through BBC Worldwide Productions.
“Intruders” is about a secret society who has embraced immortality by using the bodies of those who had recently passed away. It will center on the story of Jack Whelan (John Simms), a former Los Angeles Police Department officer in the Pacific Northwest. Jack has a troubled history, but he has chosen to have a quiet life with his wife, Amy (Mira Sorvino). His world was immediately shattered after she mysteriously disappeared.
Amy’s disappearance will lead him to investigate and face his past. He will then need the help of his friend, attorney Gary Fischer (Tory Kittles) “to investigate a mysterious double homicide.” On the other hand, sinister Richard Shepherd (James Frain) will start on covering his lethal crimes while claiming to be an agent for the FBI.
The entwined connections continue with a young girl named Madison (Millie Brown), who ran away from home. She was now kidnapped by the society to become the key on making immortality possible.
In an interview with BBC America, both Mira Sorvino and James Frain expressed their gratitude on becoming a part of the upcoming paranormal series. Frain praised the series for being an “intriguing story” and a spot-on adaptation that “allows for characters of range, complexity, and emotional truth.”
“I feel I have been haunted, in the best possible way, by Glen Morgan’s deeply compelling script. I am thrilled to undertake what may be one of the greatest artistic challenges of my career, and who better to take this journey with than John Simm, James Frain, and everyone at BBC America and BBC Worldwide Productions!” said Sorvino in the BBC America interview.
And that’s it for the preview of BBC America’s “Intruders.” Don’t forget to check out its latest teaser trailer below. Visit Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more news and updates on your favorite TV series, upcoming movies and Hollywood celebrities.