With Orphan Black, BBC America proved they could compete with the best of the best when it comes to top-notch original series. (And if you still haven’t dived into that show yet, what are you waiting for?) Now they’ve got another new series in the barrel and ready to launch later this summer: Intruders. You can check out the latest trailer for the creepy thriller series up top.
Intruders was created by Glen Morgan, based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Michael Marshall Smith. Set in the Pacific Northwest, Intruders tells the story of Jack Whelan (John Simm), a former LAPD cop whose life gets turned upside down after his wife (Mira Sorvino) vanishes. Other plot threads include a mysterious assassin (James Frain) knocking off people and a runaway little girl (Millie Brown). The illusive threads will “intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.”
Morgan’s name should sound familiar if you’re a long-time fan of science fiction TV. He first landed on many fans’ radar for penning episodes of Chris Carter’s The X-Files. Along with his writing partner James Wong, he was responsible for such classic episodes as “Squeeze,” “Home,” and “Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man.” He and Wong also took over the reins of Millennium during its second season, created the short-lived but awesome Space: Above and Beyond, and wrote the first and third Final Destination movies. He’s one of those talents whose work I’ve been following for a couple of decades now, so his name definitely ensures I’ll be tuning in to check out Intruders.
Just as importantly for a show like this, Morgan knows how to do scary. Along with Wong, gave us some of The X-Files most disturbing stories and characters, including the monstrous Eugene Victor Tooms (Doug Hutchison, who later proved to be nearly as ooky in real life) and the freaks of “Home,” an episode so fucked-up that Fox wouldn’t repeat the episode for years.
There are also a pair of horror veterans set to direct episodes of Intruders: Blair Witch Project co-creator Eduardo Sánchez is directing an episode, and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) is directing several.
Intruders will premiere August 23 at 10/9c on BBC America.