John Simm to lead cast of paranormal drama ‘Intruders’ for BBC America

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Set in the Pacific Northwest and based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel, The Intruders, the series stars Simm as Jack Whelan, a Los Angeles cop turned writer who has escaped a dark, violent past for a seemingly quiet life with his wife, Amy. When Amy goes missing, Jack is plunged into an investigation that forces him to confront the sins of his past and reexamine the very foundations he’s built his life upon.

The official synopsis reveals: “As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story-lines – a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run – begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.”

Intruders begins filming this winter and is executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner (Doctor Who).

John Simm (Doctor Who, Life on Mars) commented: “After reading Glen Morgan’s brilliant script, I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance to play this complex character. It is also a great opportunity to reunite with Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, and with BBC America.”

Writer Glen Morgan added: “I am thrilled to be working with John Simm, one of the UK’s most exciting talents, on the realization of Michael Marshall Smith’s novel. The BBC has always broken new ground in this genre and I look forward to playing a part in that tradition. Together with directors, Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project) and Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism), we plan to put a whole new spin on creepy.”

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