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WATCH: Teaser for ITV’s Jekyll & Hyde is here…

June 1st, 2015 by Marc 1 Comment

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Looks like ITV in the UK are planning on cashing in on the whole Penny Dreadful popularity…

Charlie Higson, lead writer, spoke about the show at London Comic Con and described it as a “superhero” adventure – which concerns us with memories of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – he added: “It’s about Dr Jekyll’s grandson, who doesn’t know anything about who he is or why he’s like he is.

“Robert Louis Stevenson’s original story] is the prototype superhero story, nobody knows it’s him and he can do all the things he dreams about, so I thought there was a lot you could do with it that was new and exciting.”

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 (Tom Bateman) 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.

Action adventure series Jekyll and Hyde written by Charlie Higson and starring Tom Bateman, Natalie Gumede, Richard E Grant, Donald Sumpter and Natalie Hyam comes to ITV this autumn.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

  • Ros

    Well, BBC’s Jeckyll kinda covered the whole ancestor in the modern world plot of the novel and James Nesbitt’s performance will always be a very strong Jeckyll (especially his Hyde) but hopefully this goes in a different direction though as its set in the 30’s. Then again, it is ITV and they don’t do my favourite adaptations.

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