Based on the Michael Marshall Smith novel and adapted for television by Glen Morgan (The X-Files), Intruders tells the story of a secret society devoted to seeking immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. The series will juggle three separate storylines – a former LAPD cop (John Simm) looking for his missing wife (Mira Sorvino), an assassin (James Frain) embarking on a series of executions, a little girl (Millie Brown) running away from home and experiencing the danger that lurks in the world – until they coalesce sometime later in the eight-episode first season.
Intruders is the latest original scripted series to be aired by BBC America, joining the network’s current ranks of Almost Royal and Orphan Black. BBC America is also home to the American airings of Atlantis, In the Flesh, and The Musketeers, with original dramas The Last Kingdom and Tatau currently in development.
The series premiere of Intruders is set to air Saturday, August 23rd at 10:00 on BBC America, where it will immediately follow the season premiere of Doctor Who. You can check out an additional trailer for the series here, as well as four teasers here and a behind the scenes look here.
Will you be watching Intruders? How do you think the latest trailer compares to the other promotional material released from Intruders? Can a show with this premise work on BBC America?