ITV Orders ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

by Rob Caprilozzi

Deadline has a report that UK’s ITV has commissioned a 10-part action adventure drama inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s, The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde.

Charlie Higson whose credits include The Enemy and the Young Bond series of books is set to write and executive produce. The series is set in 1930s London.

Jekyll & Hyde will focus on the young, attractive and troubled hero, Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor. Newly-qualified, Robert is on a quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ‘curse’ which is being controlled with medication by Dr Vishal Najaran. One actor will play the lead role, transforming into Hyde in moments of extreme anger and stress, and when his or the lives of others are threatened.

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