BBC America has ordered the new original scripted series Intruders – which follows a secret society devoted to becoming immortal by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. The series comes from Glen Wong, of The X-Files fame, who pwrote the script based on the Michael Marshall Smith novel.
The eight-episode series, executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, is set to begin production in 2014 and will be distributed globally by BBC Worldwide. Check out the press release after the jump.
BBC AMERICA ORDERS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES INTRUDERS FROM BBC WORLDWIDE PRODUCTIONS
New York – Friday, October 18 – BBC AMERICA has greenlit new original thriller series, Intruders, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Glen Morgan (The X-Files, Those Who Kill), writer and executive producer, has penned the script based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel The Intruders. Executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for BBC Worldwide Productions, the series is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Intruders (8×60) is set to begin production in early spring 2014 and will be distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.
Perry Simon, General Manager, BBC AMERICA said: “Intruders features an imaginative premise that fits perfectly with BBC AMERICA’s signature block of complex and otherworldly dramas led by Doctor Who and Orphan Black. Glen Morgan has delivered a brilliant script, and we’re thrilled to be working with Glen, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and our colleagues at BBC Worldwide Productions on this provocative new series.”
Glen Morgan, writer and executive producer, added: “I am excited to be working with Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner who have been so groundbreaking in this genre across both sides of the Atlantic, and I am delighted BBC AMERICA has greenlit Intruders to series.”
Coming off its highest-rated quarter ever, BBC AMERICA’s order of Intruders is part of the channel’s continuing commitment to drama including hit original series Orphan Black, critically acclaimed series Broadchurch, Burton and Taylor, Ripper Street, Luther, In The Flesh and upcoming series Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, Atlantis, The Musketeers and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including two Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and eleven Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in more than 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online,www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Follow us onwww.twitter.com/bbcamerica.
BBC WORLDWIDE PRODUCTIONS is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for various titles including the upcoming Getting On (HBO), Criminal Justice (HBO) as well as Americans in Bed (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY), What Not to Wear (TLC), Richard Hammond’s Crash Course (BBC AMERICA), Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz) and the cultural phenomenon, Dancing with the Stars (ABC).