6:20am PT by Hilary Lewis
BBC America Greenlights New Original Series 'Intruders'
BBC America has greenlighted a new original series called Intruders. The thriller is about a secret society devoted to pursuing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.
The series is being written and executive produced by X-Files alum Glen Morgan and is based on a novel of the same name by Michael Marshall Smith. Intruders is being executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for BBC Worldwide Productions.
"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," BBC America general manager Perry Simon said in a statement. "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."
Morgan 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 greenlighted Intruders to series."
The show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, is set to begin production in early spring 2014 and will be distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.