Upcoming BBC America supernatural drama 'Intruders' has found its leading lady.
Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress Mira Sorvino is now set to join male lead John Simm ('Doctor Who,' 'Mad Dogs') on the project, which is based on a 2007 novel by author Michael Marshall Smith. Written by Glen Morgan ('The X-Files,' 'Millennium), 'Intruders' revolves around a secret society that has discovered a way to inhabit the bodies of others, effectively making its members immortal.
Simm plays Jack Whalen, an ex-cop with a dark and violent past. Now settled into a quiet life with his wife Amy (Sorvino), Jack wants nothing more than to pretend like his past mistakes never happened. Unfortunately, Amy soon goes missing, leaving Jack to launch an investigation that threatens to shed light on his shadowy history. As you might imagine, the secret society is somehow involved with Amy's disappearance, and Sorvino will reportedly be playing two characters within the same body at points.
James Frain ('Grimm,' 'The White Queen') has also been cast, and will play murderous (alleged) FBI Agent Richard Shepherd. Shepherd claims to be on a decades long top-secret mission involving the society, but his claims seem initially dubious at best.
No premiere date for 'Intruders' is currently available, although production is set to begin this spring. The always in demand Sorvino is also set to play a recurring role on TNT's 'Falling Skies' this summer.