February 21, 2014
True Detective‘s Tory Kittles has signed on to Intruders, BBC America’s eight-kittles1episode original series. Written by Glen Morgan, Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.
It centers on ex-cop Jack Whalen (John Simm), who has escaped a dark, violent past for a seemingly quiet life with his wife, Amy (Mira Sorvino). When she goes missing, Jack starts an investigation that forces him to confront his past. Kittles will play Gary Fischer, a handsome attorney and old friend of Whalen’s (Simm) who quietly asks him to investigate a mysterious double homicide. Kittles, repped by APA and Circle of Confusion’s Frank Frattaroli, recently wrapped feature American Heist and has a recurring on FX’s Sons Of Anarchy.
January 25, 2014
Mira Sorvino is set as the female lead opposite John Simm in Intruders, BBC America‘s eight-episode original series. Also cast in the drama, based on Michael Marshall Smith’s 2007 novel The Intruders, is James Frain. Written by Glen Morgan, Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.
It centers on ex-cop Jack Whalen (Simms), who has escaped a dark, violent past for a seemingly quiet life with his wife, Amy (Sorvino, who will play two characters in the same body). When she goes missing, Jack starts an investigation that forces him to confront his past. Frain will play Richards Shepherd, a murderer on a 20-year secret mission who claims to be an FBI agent. Sorvino, repped by ICM Partners, Management 360 and Lichter Grossman, will segue to Intruders after wrapping her recurring role on TNT’s Falling Skies.
January 13, 2014
The Village, Life on Mars & Doctor Who actor John Simm is to star in Intruders, an eight-part series for BBC America, it has been announced.
Based on the 2007 novel by Michael Marshall, it has been described as "a chilling, paranormal drama set in the moody Pacific Northwest". Simm will play Jack Whelan, a Los Angeles cop turned writer who is forced to confront his dark, violent past when his wife goes missing. The actor said he "couldn't pass up the chance to play this complex character".
Simm, 43, was seen in 2013 in BBC drama The Village as Derbyshire farmer John Middleton. He is also known for his starring roles in Sky One's Mad Dogs and Life on Mars and for playing The Master opposite David Tennant in Doctor Who. Glen Morgan, the series' executive producer and writer, said he was "thrilled" to be working with "one of the UK's most exciting talents" on the programme.
"The BBC has always broken new ground in this genre and I look forward to playing a part in that tradition." Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of The Blair Witch Project, and The Last Exorcism's Daniel Stamm will share directing duties, with production is due to begin this winter.
British author Michael Marshall Smith writes horror and science-fiction under his full name but drops the Smith when penning contemporary thrillers.
Source: BBC News
October 18, 2013
BBC America Orders 'Intruders'; Original Series from 'X-Files Alum Glen Morgan
BBC America has greenlit Intruders, an eight-episode original series based on Michael Marshall Smith’s 2007 novel The Intruders. Glen Morgan (The X-Files, Those Who Kill) is the writer and executive producer on the series that’s about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.
BBC Worldwide Prods is producing, with production to begin in early spring 2014. Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner are exec producing, and BBC Worldwide is handling global distribution. The Intruders joins BBC America’s breakout original drama Orphan Black. Meanwhile, the network rankled fans when it cancelled its first original scripted series, Copper, last month.