Intruders casts John Simm for BBC America horror

Blair Witch Project director and John Simm sign on for Glen Morgan’s BBC horror Intruders

John Simm as The Master in Doctor Who
John Simm as The Master in Doctor Who

Glen Morgan’s (The X-Files) TV show of Michael Marshall’s novel The Intruders has cast John Simm and signed The Blair Witch Project‘s Eduardo Sanchez and The Last Exorcism‘s Daniel Stamm to direct.

The Doctor Who and Life On Mars star will play “Jack Whelan, a Los Angeles cop turned writer who is forced to confront his dark, violent past when his wife goes missing” in the eight-part series.

Not to be confused with the duff Clive Owen horror of the same name, the novel’s synposis is as follows:

“Jack Whelan was an LAPD patrol cop for twelve years. He left under a cloud and now he’s not really sure what he is. One thing he does know is that he loves his wife, Amy. So when she goes missing on a routine business trip to Seattle his world is shaken. Jack sets out to search for her, only to discover that there is something far more mysterious going on than her disappearance. Then Jack is contacted by a childhood acquaintance, Gary Fisher. Fisher, now a lawyer, wants Jack’s help in solving a puzzle thrown up by businessman’s will. It’s a puzzle that involves some unsolved slayings: could there be more to Gary’s sudden reappearance in Jack’s life than he’s letting on? Meanwhile, a ten-year-old girl goes missing after an encounter with a sinister stranger. It gradually becomes clear, however, that she’s very far from defenceless…Searching for answers in the dark secrets of a past that still haunts him, Jack discovers that the truth has roots deeper and darker than he ever feared.”

According to the BBC, production on Intruders will begin soon. You can buy The Intruders for £5.24 at