BWW Preview: Don't Run Away from INTRUDERS; Series Premiere Saturday

Assassins? Abductions? Runaways? Count me in! BBC America's newest paranormal thriller "Intruders" has it all. The show's tagline, "Don't let them in!" may be a bit unnerving, but I'll take my chances and throw caution to the wind during the premiere this Saturday.

The eight-part mini-series, based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel "The Intruders," centers on a secret society whose members search for immortality though a reincarnation-like phenomenon. Members of Qui Reverti, as the society is called, essentially soul-jump, with modern-day Grim Reapers as their guides, from body to body for reasons that are shrouded in mystery.

Other characters soon find themselves tangled together (whether they know it or not) in Qui Reverti's elaborate web. Jack Whelan, a former LAPD officer whose personality mimics the dark, unstable weather of the show's Pacific Northwest setting, learns of his loving wife's disappearance not long before an old police friend shows up at his doorstep, asking for help with a murder case. At the same time, a sleek, black leather-clad assassin is on the prowl in the neighborhood. His main target? A 9-year-old runaway girl, Madison, who appears so innocent, it's creepy.

If the plot isn't enough to hook you, the creative team will surely reel you in. Created by Glen Morgan of "The X-Files" fame, the cast features the ever-charming John Simm ("Doctor Who," "Life on Mars") as Jack Whelan, Academy Award-winner Mira Sorvino ("Human Trafficking," "Mighty Aphrodite") as Whelan's wife Amy, and relative newcomer Millie Brown ("Once Upon a Time in Wonderland") as Madison. And if that list isn't impressive enough, the series is directed by horror pros Eduardo Sanchez (director of that little film called "The Blair Witch Project") and Daniel Stamm ("The Last Exorcist").

I'm sold.

Still not sure whether you want to let the intruders in or deadbolt your doors? Watch the trailer below and decide:

"Intruders" premieres this Saturday, August 23, at 10 pm on BBC America, immediately after "Doctor Who."

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