Behind every good show, there is an executive producer. Let’s take a step back in time and look back at the roundtable interviews with Julie Gardner and Glen Morgan as they discuss season 1 of BBC America’s “Intruders”.
Jack Whalen is a former LAPD cop who retires to rural Washington state with his wife (Mira Sorvino). Suddenly, he notices she’s behaving erratically. In the meantime, strange things are happening around him. He searches for the key to save her from forces that threaten to overwhelm them both.
I caught up with John Simm(“Life on Mars”, “State of Play”, “Doctor Who”) during a roundtable interview to discuss this thrilling new show. From playing an American for the first time to spooky ghost sounds on set, check out John Simm’s interview as he gives us behind the scenes scoop on “Intruders”.
BBC America’s Intruders, premiering on August 23rd, is an atmospheric series about a secret society that seeks true immortality – but whose members survive in the meantime by possessing the bodies of others.
The series, from The X-Files’ Glen Morgan and stars John Simm (Doctor Who, Life on Mars) and Oscar®-winner Mira Sorvino (Human Trafficking, Mighty Aphrodite). Check out the tantalizing trailer after the jump.
Intruders, a series about a secret society’s pursuit of immortality, has begun production in Vancouver, British Columbia. The BBC America original series stars John Simm (Doctor Who, Life on Mars) and Oscar®-winner Mira Sorvino. The series was created by Glen Morgan (The X-Files), based on the novel by Michael Marshall Smith.
Other cast members include James Frain (True Blood, Grimm), Tory Littles (True Detective and relative newcomer ‘’Millie Brown (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland). The Intruders premiere date is to be determined. For more details and a series description, follow the jump to the press release.
When Manchester Detective Chief Inspector Sam Tyler [John Simm] woke up after being struck by a car in 2006, he found himself in the Manchester of 1973, newly assigned to that year’s version of his old station – and bumped down in rank to Detective Inspector. Worse, in the old school world of 1973, his boss was DCI Gene Hunt [Philip Glenister], a cop who used violence and intimidation as often as not in his investigations. Tyler concluded there were three possible explanations for his situation: he was in a coma and dreaming the whole thing; he had actually traveled back to 1973, or had gone mad.
It’s a reasonably nice day in Manchester in 2006 and Detective Inspector Sam Tyler [John Simm] and his team, which includes his girlfriend Maya [Archie Panjabi] have discovered another victim of a particularly cagey serial killer. When Sam and Maya quarrel about methodology and hunches, Maya stalks off and, following her hunch, is taken by the killer – which leads to Sam being hit by a car and waking up in 1973.
As Sam becomes acclimatized, however unwillingly, to his new environs – and their much earthier methods of policing – he comes to the conclusion that his situation is one of three things: madness; a coma, or actual time-traveling. One thing is for sure: Manchester of 1973 might as well be Manchester of 1953 from the misogynistic, rough & tumble, hunch-following nature of his new boss, Detective Chief Inspector Gene Hunt [Philip Glenister]. Only Women’s Police Constable Annie Cartwright [Liz White] is at all sympathetic to his confusion – Detective Sergeant Ray Carling [Dean Andrews] is outright hostile, and Detective Sergeant Chris Skelton [Marshall Lancaster] has no idea what to make of him.