BBC America has cast an Academy Award-winning actress as the female lead in an original series. Deadline.com reports that Mira Sorvino will play the lead in “Intruders,” an eight-episode series.
The drama, based on a 2007 novel by Michael Marshall Smith, has also cast James Frain.
The series tracks a secret society that is “chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others,” the piece notes. Sorvino will play two characters in the same body.
The show stars John Simm, who played the Master in “Doctor Who,” as a former police officer who starts investigating when his wife (Sorvino) goes missing. Frain will play a murderer who is on a secret mission and passes himself off as an FBI agent.