'Intruders' Preview: A Look Inside BBC America's Supernatural Conspiracy Thriller
'Intruders' Preview: A Look Inside BBC America's Supernatural Conspiracy Thriller
Carla Day
Carla Day
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Intruders is the new eerie paranormal conspiracy thriller from Executive Producer Glen Morgan (X-Files) premiering Saturday, August 23 on BBC America after Doctor Who. It tells the tale of an assassin, a wife and a child who realize they aren't normal and the series slowly reveals who or what they really are.

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Jack Whelan (John Simm) is a former LAPD cop with a questionable past who moved to the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Amy (Mira Sorvino). When she goes missing the day after her birthday, he goes to great lengths to figure out what happened to her.

Jack's life becomes more complicated when his high school friend, Gary Fischer (Tory Kittles), shows up in town looking for help on a murder case. Jack is skeptical of Gary's beliefs about the murder, but that changes as he works the case and begins to uncover the truth.

An assassin, Richard Shepard (James Frain), sets out to protect the secret by any means necessary, including executions, while searching for a runaway nine-year-old girl, Madison (Millie Brown). 

The narrative evolves without revealing answers directly, rather the audience is left to interpret what they are seeing in front of them. "We keep that tradition of not telling anything that's going on. You will know some stuff and we reveal it as we go," Director Eduardo Sanchez said. It's handled similar to Blair Witch Project, which he also directed.

During the development of the series, a topic of discussion was how much to reveal and when. Morgan explained they wanted to replicate the tone and pacing of the source material, a novel also titled Intruders, written by Michael Marshall Smith.

"You go through three-quarters of [the novel] kind of knowing, kind of having a sense of what might happen. We follow that very closely," Morgan said.

Don't fear answers will come. Executive Producer Jane Tranter eased concerns, "Eventually there are answers, but the answers aren't given immediately the question is asked. You have to be intrigued and wait." 

Are you intrigued enough about this new mysterious show? There's not much to tell without spoiling the shocks and surprises. By the end of the first episode, you have a sense of what's going on with the assassin, the wife and the little girl. 

For more insight into the series, check out the below extended trailer for Intruders.


Intruders premieres Saturday, August 23 at 10pm ET on BBC America.

(Image and video courtesy of BBC America.)

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