So … you can, apparently, count on not really understanding what's happening through six of the eight episodes that make up the first season of "Intruders," which premieres Saturday at 8 p.m. on BBC America.
On purpose. Eduardo Sanchez, who directed four of the eight episodes, was clearly proud of the show for "not telling anything that's going on."
So … I won't give anything away. Not that I can give away much. Except that dead people are coming back to life in a weird sort of way.
(Any way dead people come back would be weird, right?)
In the first hour, an ex-cop (John Simm) is approached by an old partner (Tory Kittles) about a murder case. The cop's wife (Mira Sorvino) disappears.
An assassin (Richard Shepherd) kills a number of people, and he is chasing down a 9-year-old girl (Millie Brown).
And it's all tied to a secret society known as Qui Reverti.
BBC America is using the season premiere of "Doctor Who" (Saturday, 6:15 p.m.) and the arrival of a new Doctor (Peter Capaldi) to launch "Intruders," but the two shows could hardly be less alike. Even in its darkest episodes, there's a sense of humor to "Doctor Who."
"Intruders" has no sense of humor whatsoever.
In order to invest in "Intruders," you have to put complete faith in Morgan. And, while he's perhaps best known as a writer/producer of "The X-Files," his TV track record is full of shows that have turned out to be huge disappointments — "Space: Above and Beyond" (1995-96), "Millennium" (1997-98), "The Others" (2000), the "Bionic Woman" reboot (2007), "The River" (2012) and "Those Who Kill" (2014).
Based on that track record, I'd be skeptical about "Intruders" even if the first episode was great. And the first episode is sort of a muddled mess.
If you do stick around for all eight episodes of "Intruders," Morgan promised not to leave you hanging. His most recent series, "Those Who Kill" — canceled after one season because of disastrous ratings — ended on a cliffhanger that will never be resolved.
"I don't want to do that to people again," he said.
Scott D. Pierce covers television for The Salt Lake Tribune. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org; follow him on Twitter @ScottDPierce.