Only weeks after cancelling period piece Copper, BBC America is adding another drama series to its growing slate of originals – which already includes, amongst others, Orphan Black, Luther and Ripper Street. The network has handed an 8 episode straight-to-series order to Intruders, a new drama series which hails from BBC Worldwide and The X-Files & Millennium alum Glen Morgan.
Based on the novel The Intruders by Michael Marshall Smith, Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. BBC Worldwide is producing with Glen Morgan, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner serving as executive producers. Production on the series is slated to commence next Spring. BBC Worldwide will handle global distribution.
“Intruders features an imaginative premise that fits perfectly with BBC America’s signature block of complex and otherworldly dramas led by Doctor Who and Orphan Black“, said Perry Simon, General Manager of BBC America. “Glen Morgan has delivered a brilliant script, and we’re thrilled to be working with Glen, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and our colleagues at BBC Worldwide Productions on this provocative new series.”
While Glen Morgan added: “I am excited to be working with Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner who have been so groundbreaking in this genre across both sides of the Atlantic, and I am delighted BBC America has greenlit Intruders to series.”