New “Jekyll and Hyde” Series Headed for ABC!

Frederick March (above) may look confused.  But there’s no confusion about the fact that remakes of classic tales are all the rage.   And Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is the latest tale to get such treatment.  Former Platinum Dunes alum, Sheldon Tuner has just sold a series to ABC entitled “Hyde”.  The concept:

A thirtysomething ER doctor with a degenerative eye condition who is conflict-averse and hesitant to be captain of his own destiny. After attempting an experimental treatment to improve his eyesight, he begins to experience a strange side effect — when he goes to sleep, his id manifests itself as Hyde, a fearless, gregarious personality who takes control where Grant cannot.

Sounds intriguing.   But it will be hard for this show to match Steven Moffat’s “Jekyll”.

One Response to “New “Jekyll and Hyde” Series Headed for ABC!”

  1. March /Mamoulian is my favorite classic take on the story. Jerry Lewis is maybe next. The Palance one was pretty good. The Chris Lee one not so much. Spencer Tracy is actually pretty good though trouble is it’s too close to the March version. Barrymore is kind of amazing because of his performance. Now I can add the BBC version to my list of good ones. An original, and very refreshing take on an old story

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