Back in October, BBC America greenlit its new original thriller series “Intruders,” penned by Glen Morgan, and now some casting news has come along with the announcement of a pair of directors whose works are quite familiar to horror fans.
From the Press Release:
Acclaimed British actor John Simm (pictured) will lead the cast of BBC AMERICA’s new original series “Intruders” produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. The casting marks Simm’s return to BBC AMERICA, where he starred in hit series “Life on Mars,” “State of Play,” and “Doctor Who.”
From writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (“The X-Files”) and based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel The Intruders, the series is a contemporary, chilling paranormal drama set in the moody Pacific Northwest. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple storylines – a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run – begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.
Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Exists) and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) have been tapped to direct the series, which is executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for BBC Worldwide Productions and begins production this winter.
Simm stars as Jack Whelan, a Los Angeles cop turned writer who has escaped a dark, violent past for a seemingly quiet life with his wife, Amy. When Amy goes missing, Jack is plunged into an investigation that forces him to confront the sins of his past and reexamine the very foundations he’s built his life upon.
John Simm commented: “After reading Glen Morgan’s brilliant script, I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance to play this complex character. It is also a great opportunity to reunite with Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner and with BBC AMERICA.”
Glen Morgan added: “I am thrilled to be working with John Simm, one of the UK’s most exciting talents, on the realization of Michael Marshall Smith’s novel. The BBC has always broken new ground in this genre, and I look forward to playing a part in that tradition. Together with directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Stamm, we plan to put a whole new spin on ‘creepy’.”
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