Mere weeks after cancelling its original series 'Copper,' BBC America is filling its programming gap with a new drama from 'The X-Files' and 'Millennium' producer Glen Morgan.
'The Intruders' is the latest addition to the network's programming slate, based on the 2007 novel by Michael Marshall Smith. The series revolves around a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. BBC America has given an eight episode series order for the new project, produced by Jane Tranter ('Rome'), Julie Gardner ('Doctor Who'), and Morgan, who also penned the script.
"'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,'" said Perry Simon, general manager of BBC America. "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 ground-breaking in this genre across both sides of the Atlantic, and I am delighted BBC America has greenlit 'Intruders' to series."
The new series will begin production in 2014 for a projected fall premiere. It will join the network's upcoming programming slate, which includes 'Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond,' 'Atlantis,' and 'The Musketeers.'