BBC Two has signed on to co-produce the BBC America original series Intruders, which stars John Simm (Prey) and Mira Sorvino (Falling Skies).
Intruders is described as “a contemporary and chilling drama set in the moody American Pacific Northwest” which tells the story of a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. It follows Jack Whelan, a former Los Angeles cop with a troubled and violent past who finds the quiet, idyllic life he has crafted with his wife Amy shattered when she goes missing.
The series, which will air on BBC Two this Autumn, is based on the novel by Michael Marshall Smith and was developed for television by X-Files alum Glen Morgan. Intruders is produced by BBC Worldwide and stars John Simm (Prey), Mira Sorvino (Falling Skies), James Frain (The White Queen), Tory Kittles (True Detective) and Millie Brown (Once Upon A Time In Wonderland). The executive producers are Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Glen Morgan, Rose Lam and Sue Deeks.
“Drama on BBC Two continues to be a stand-out success and we have plenty more to look forward to this year, from the return of hit series Peaky Blinders and The Fall, to this striking new thriller”, said Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two. “With a world renowned cast and an impressive creative team, this chilling and contemporary drama will keep viewers on the edge of their seats this autumn.”
This marks the second time in the past year that the BBC has picked up an original series produced for BBC America. The corporation previously acquired BBC America’s Orphan Black and has aired the first two season on BBC Three. “Intruders is a truly unsettling drama – eerie, intriguing, complex and compelling”, said Sue Deeks, the BBC’s Head of Programme Acquisition.