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article imageBBC America developing ‘The Intruders’ for 2014

By Mathew Wace Peck     Oct 27, 2013 in Entertainment
BBC America has given the green light to “The Intruders”, a new sci-fi TV series based on the novel by Michael Marshall Smith, it has been announced.
According to The Mary Sue, BBC America are keen to capitalise on the success of its recent sci-fi series, Orphan Black, which has just entered production of its second season.
Not to be confused with the 2013 movie, Intruders (a.k.a. Jo nan-ja-deul), from director Young-Seok Noh (which was reviewed by Digital Journal's Sarah Gopaul in September), The Intruders is being adapted for TV by Glen Morgan, best known as a producer/writer for The X-Files and Final Destination. The Mary Sue reports Morgan’s delight at the series being green lit, quoting him as saying, “I am excited to be working with [BBC America’s] Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, who have been so groundbreaking in this genre across both sides of the Atlantic.”
Tranter and Gardner both moved to LA to head BBC America following – along with Russell T Davies – their successful relaunch of and six-year stint with Doctor Who.
They premise for The Intruders is described as “a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others”.
Speaking of the commission, BBC America’s general manager, Perry Simon, added, “Intruders features an imaginative premise that fits perfectly with [our] signature block of complex and otherworldly dramas, led by Doctor Who and Orphan Black.”
Praising Glen Morgan, Simon added that he had “delivered a brilliant script”.
Though not confirmed, The Intruders may be paired with season 2 of Orphan Black as part of BBC America’s “Supernatural Saturday” slot, taken up previously by pairings such as episodes of Matt Smith’s Doctor Who with Luke Newberry’s In The Flesh.
Other highlights of BBC America’s “Supernatural Saturday” have included Battlestar Galactica, Outcasts and Bedlam.
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