Life on Mars’ John Simm joins Mira Sorvino in BBC America’s “Intruders”

Simm in intruders

Put together Academy Award winning actress Mira Sorvino and star of the British mega-hit Life on Mars John Simm, add in Blair Witch Project’s Eduardo Sanchez and The X-Files executive producer Glen Morgan, and what do you get?  It’s the new BBC America series Intruders.  Based on the novel The Intruders by Michael Marshall Smith, Intruders has the dark and creepy vibe of The X-Files and the supernatural horror of Skeleton Key.

The sci-fi/paranormal thriller is set in the Pacific Northwest and follows Simm as Jack Whelan, a former LAPD cop with a troubled past whose quiet life is shaken when his wife (Sorvino) Amy vanishes.  Whelan is consumed by the investigation into his wife’s disappearance as an underworld society is enmeshed with the pursuit of an assassin and another case involving a missing girl.

Why will Intruders be worth checking out?  If you watched Life on Mars–the British original, not the U.S. remake–you’ll know how brilliant John Simm can be as the lead in a mystery tale.  You may also have seen him in State of Play (the original British series, not the American movie remake) or as The Master in Doctor Who.  Mira Sorvino will also be a welcome addition to television.  In the TV realm we’ve only seen her recently at the tail end of the Psych series (in a great, quirky role) and before that in a guest spot on House, M.D.

Sorvino in Intruders

The cast also includes genre actor James Frain (Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Burn Notice, Leverage, In Plain Sight, Medium, Tron: Legacy) and Tory Kittles (True Detective, Next, House, M.D.).  Even the always cool Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, Heroes) will show up in the series, as seen in the show’s preview.

Here’s a preview for the dark and creepy Intruders:

Intruders begins August 23, 2014, on BBC America.

C.J. Bunce


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