Do you like horror TV shows? Then, this is your series. Jekyll & Hyde (ITV) began airing in UK on 25 October 2015 and the opening episode attracted more than 450 complaints for the level of violence contained within a program shown at 6.30pm. In fact, Ofcom has started an investigation. Today, ten things you should know about this TV show.
The show is based loosely on the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886.
Now, they focus on the character of Dr. Robert Jekyll, a grandson of the Victorian Dr. Henry Jekyll. Robert has inherited his grandfather’s split personality and violent alter ego. He is trying to discover his real identity and the nature of his family’s cursed history.
It stars Tom Bateman as Dr. Robert Jekyll, and Richard E. Grant as Sir Robert Bulstrode, a British Intelligence office studying supernatural phenomena.
Tom Bateman is an English actor best known for his starring role as Giuliano Medici in the television series ‘Da Vinci’s Demons.’
Richard E. Grant came to public attention in 1987 for playing Withnail in the film Withnail and I, and achieved international recognition as John Seward in the 1992 blockbuster Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
The series was created and written by Charlie Higson.
Higson is currently writing a post-apocalyptic, zombie-horror series of books for young adults, which has been extremely successful. The last book in this series is called The End. The Hunted was released on January 1, 2014.
Jekyll & Hyde takes place in 1930s London and Ceylon.
The series is directed by Colin Teague (3 episodes); Stewart Svaasand (3 episodes); Joss Agnew (1 episode); and Robert Quinn (1 episode).
Now, enjoy the teaser: