Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Tunnel), Richard E Grant (Downton Abbey, Dr Who) and Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Death In Paradise) join forces to star in Jekyll and Hyde, a brand new, ten-part action adventure drama, to be dramatised by ITV Studios.
From an idea conceived by acclaimed novelist Charlie Higson, the action and fantasy series has been inspired by The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Higson has written and will executive produce the drama which exudes mystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi.
Set in 1930’s London at a time of Hollywood glamour, aerodynamic cars and monster movies, the drama will pay homage to the Stevenson novel, and focus on the young, attractive, troubled hero, Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor.
At the heart of the drama is Robert Jekyll’s quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ‘curse’. Jekyll transforms into Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and when his or the lives of others are threatened.
The second episode of Jekyll and Hyde is set to be broadcast on Sunday the 1st of November from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on ITV 1.The episode synopsis, a clip from the episode and more promotional pictures can be found below:
Robert cannot understand how he survived the attempt on his life, and follows the advice of new friends Lily and Max to seek answers in his grandfather’s house. Meanwhile, his brother Ravi must evade the undead and the colonial police to bring Robert news from Ceylon. Robert tells Max about being attacked in the East End, so Max takes him back to the Empire Hall where Bella and Garson recognise him from the night before. When Robert transforms again and saves Garson’s life, the old man reveals he once worked for Robert’s family.
With thanks to ITV.