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 third episode of Jekyll and Hyde is set to be broadcast on Sunday the 8th 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:
After Garson tells Robert that his ancestors unleashed their dual identities with a form of medication, Robert is determined to cure himself the same way. Desperate to hide his secret from Lily, Robert tries some old potions from the laboratory. Garson also tells Robert that his grandmother Maggie may still be alive. Max’s assistant Hils manages to prise some vital clues from Bella, and Robert and his friends race to find Maggie before Captain Dance’s team can kill her.
With thanks to ITV.