ITV has dropped the first look at Jekyll & Hyde, the upcoming 10-part action-adventure drama from ITV Studios. Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons), Richard E Grant and Coronation Street‘s Natalie Gumede star in the series that’s infused with mystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi. It’s based on an idea conceived by British actor and author Charlie Higson and inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson classic.
Bateman, who’s hot off a West End run in Shakespeare In Love, plays Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor, as he seeks 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 — as is the case in the clip below where the young man temporarily forgets himself while saving a damsel in distress.
Grant plays Sir Roger Bulstrode who heads the secret government department M10 known as ‘The Invisible Men’ and Gumede takes the part of Bella who forms part of a love triangle with Robert.
Higson is writing and will exec produce with ITV Studios’ Francis Hopkinson. An airdate is yet to be set. Check it out: