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BBC America orders original drama Intruders

BBC America has ordered a new original drama series, titled Intruders.

Based on the Michael Marshall Smith novel of the same name, the eight-part one-hour series follows a a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.

Jane Tranter’s West Coast-based BBC Worldwide Productions division will make the series for the BBC Worldwide-owned US cable net.

Production starts on next Spring and the series will be sold internationally by BBCWW’s programme sales team.

Perry Simon, general manager, BBC America, said: “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.”