John Simm’s ‘Intruders’ to air on BBC Two

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BBC America’s new conspiracy thriller series Intruders will air in the UK this autumn on BBC Two.

Created by The X-Files writer Glen Morgan, the eight-part series stars John Simm (Doctor Who, Life on Mars), Mira Sorvino (Mimic) and James Frain (The White Queen).

Intruders tells the story of a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.

BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw commented: “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. 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.”

Simm recently described the show as “a supernatural thriller”, adding: “It doesn’t treat people like idiots. They have to think about it. You’ve got to go on a little bit of a journey with it and invest some brain cells – which is a good thing!”

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Intruders was filmed in Vancouver and is based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel.

Jack Whelan (John Simm), a former LAPD cop with a troubled and violent history, finds the quiet idyllic life he has crafted with his wife, Amy (Mira Sorvino) shattered when she goes missing. While Jack is consumed with an investigation, which threatens his very core, a sinister agent named Richard Shepherd (James Frain) is embarking on a series of lethal executions. Meanwhile, a distraught little girl named Madison (Millie Brown) runs away from home into a world of danger.

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Executive produced by former Doctor Who exec Julie Gardner, Intruders begins in the US on BBC America on 23 August.

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