ITV‘s Jekyll & Hyde TV miniseries looks to make Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde into a superhero-themed TV miniseries. The new miniseries will be ten episodes and is developed by Charlie Higson. All of the episodes will have one unified vision as they are all directed by Colin Teague (Being Human, Sinbad). The miniseries will premiere sometime this Fall 2015. Cast in Jekyll & Hyde is Tom Bateman, Oliver Gilbert, Tom Rhys Harries, and Stephanie Hyam. The thought of this does sound a bit weird, but it looks better than okay.
Higson’s Jekyll (Tom Bateman) is a young, sensitive and naive man of intellect and morality, a well meaning if slightly repressed character who slips between his two personas unwillingly. Hyde is a totally different person; a superhero with super powers, great strength, speed and invulnerability. He is confident, risk-taking and lives life on the edge. His self-destructive nature gets him into trouble, and yet he is an incredibly powerful force. He is a man of action who gets things done despite the consequences! Throughout the series we will witness Jekyll wrestling with the dark, brooding personality of Hyde as he struggles to come to terms with his superhero alter ego.
"Jekyll & Hyde" (2015)
Synopsis: 10-part drama set in 1930s London focusing on Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor. The show will follow Robert Jekyll's quest to discover his real identity and the true nature of his family's cursed history.
Directors: Colin Teague, Stewart Svaasand, Robert Quinn, Joss Agnew
Genres: Drama, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Producers: Charlie Higson, Francis Hopkinson, Emily Russell, Foz Allan, Louise Sutton, Trevor Ingman
Musicians: David Arnold, Michael Price
Editors: Philip Hookway, Mark Thornton, Sam Williams
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