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BBC America Says More SciFi, Picks up 'Intruders'

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | October 21, 2013 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | October 21, 2013 |

BBC America has decided that since Orphan Black is working so well, they might as well go ahead and try to give it a proper SciFi lead in. They’ve picked up a new series Intruders, based on a thriller by Michael Marshall, which focuses on a group of individuals seeking immortality by taking over the bodies of others.

Hey! That’s the episode from the first season of Angel when Kate Lockley is introduced while trying to catch the worm-demon-thing that’s jumping from body to body in order to live forever. Um, but I’m sure there’s more to the story than that.

Let’s go look up the book on Amazon to find out more!

No, it’s not this wonderful film from Sam Raimi:


And it’s not this 2012 film starring Clive Owen (really Owen? I don’t think we even reviewed this, and we reviewed multiple SyFy originals):


I can only assume that this will be the soundtrack for the television series:


Oh, looks like another straight-to-DVD 2012 movie of the same name! No Clive Owen, and we didn’t review this one either:


It’s also not based on this book by Stephen Coonts (though as a fun bit of trivia, there is apparently a character referred to simply as the Chief in these novels who is based partially on my grandfather, who served briefly with Coonts in Vietnam):


Ah! Here we go!


In the time honored tradition of judging a book by its cover, I think this looks like an excellent lead-in to Orphan Black. Though, they could do worse than hiring Clive Owen, seeing as he already has experience with stories of this name.

Intruders is expected to hit the air in 2014.

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