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article imageThe Intruders: BBC releases trailer for John Simm sci-fi drama

By Mathew Wace Peck     Jun 28, 2014 in Entertainment
BBC America has released the official trailer for a brand-new science-fiction drama series starring John Simm and based on a novel by Michael Marshall Smith.
As reported last year, keen to capitalise on the success of Orphan Black — its cult sci-fi series now in its second season — BBC America commissioned the paranormal thriller The Intruders.
Not to be confused with Young-Seok Noh’s 2013 movie, Intruders (a.k.a. Jo nan-ja-deul), the TV series is being adapted for television by Glen Morgan, hitherto best known for his work on The X-Files and Final Destination.
The Intruders stars John Simm, the British actor well known for playing Sam Tyler in Life on Mars and the Doctor’s arch-nemesis the Master in Doctor Who. Joining Simm as members of the regular cast are Tory Kittles (True Detective), James Frain (The White Queen) and Millie Brown (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland).
Set in the moody Pacific Northwest, it tells of “a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others [with] strange, apparently unrelated events [intertwining] to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.”
Looking at the trailer (above), Den of Geek concludes that the series looks like it will be a “faithful adaptation” of Smith’s “unputdownable” 2008 novel of the same.
The Intruders will be shown as part of BBC America’s popular “Supernatural Saturday” slot, the drama strand that, in addition to Orphan Black, starring Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris, is also home to other sci-fi shows such as Dominic Mitchell’s In the Flesh, which stars Luke Newberry (Suspects) and recently completed its second season, Battlestar Galactica, the ill-fated Outcasts, Bedlam and, of course, the daddy of them all, Doctor Who, the science-fiction juggernaut, due to return in the fall with Peter Capaldi (The Musketeers) having taken over the role of the Doctor from Matt Smith (Terminator: Genesis).
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