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The first teaser trailer has arrived online for ITV’s upcoming action adventure series Jekyll and Hyde starring Tom Bateman, Natalie Gumede, Richard E Grant, Donald Sumpter and Natalie Hyam. Check it out below…
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 quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ‘curse’. One actor will play the lead role Jekyll transforming into Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and when his or the lives of others are threatened.
Jekyll and Hyde is set to premiere on ITV this Autumn.
- Gary Collinson
ITV's new Jekyll & Hyde series has been billed as a "superhero story" - with a "sexy" Mr Hyde.
Cast and crew from the new paranormal drama attended a panel at McM London Comic Con on Saturday (May 23).
Lead writer Charlie Higson said: "It's a superhero Jekyll & Hyde - about Dr Jekyll's grandson, who doesn't know anything about who he is or why he's like he is.
"[The book is] the prototype superhero story - it's a guy with an alter ego. He can turn into someone else, 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."
Higson described the show's Hyde as "sexy", "good-looking" and "dangerous" - with Da Vinci's Demons actor Tom Bateman playing the dual-role of Hyde and his mild-mannered alter ego Jekyll.
"We didn't want Hyde to be »
A handful of walk-on songs have been revealed for tonight's guests at the National Television Awards.
Thierry Henry has chosen a French rap song to play as he walks on stage, which is being 'hurriedly translated' to make sure it is not explicit.
Kardashian 'momager' Kris Jenner is keeping it in the family by choosing to walk on to son-in-law Kanye West's 'Flashing Lights', while Natalie Gumede will be accompanied by Mark Ronson's chart-topping hit 'Uptown Funk'.
The evening will also feature a clue in regards to the identity of Lucy Beale's killer in EastEnders.
The National Television Awards 2015 will broadcast »
Bates Motel & The Returned
A&E Network has announced back-to-back premiere dates for the third season of "Bates Motel" and the U.S. remake of acclaimed French supernatural series "The Returned". Both will premiere on March 9th.
Speaking about the latter, show runner Cartlon Cuse says that the first six episodes of the show share a lot of similarities with the original. After that point they diverge and the end of the first season is "fairly, distinctively different" from the original. [Source: The Live Feed]
Canadian actress Britne Oldford ("Skins," "American Horror Story") has been cast as Lashawn Baez on The CW's "Flash". Lashawn Baez is apparently based on the DC Comics character Shawna Baez, better known as the reluctant teleporting villain Peek-a-Boo.
Oldford will reportedly play the girlfriend to Micah Parker's character, an Iron Heights inmate who convinces his significant other to break him out of prison and use her »
- Garth Franklin
Actor will play the boss of a secret government department in 10-part series expected to blend fantasy, horror and sci-fi
Richard E Grant is to star as the boss of a secret government department in a new TV adaptation of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story.
The Withnail & I actor will play Sir Roger Bulstrode, who is head of the shadowy M10 service in ITV’s Jekyll and Hyde, which will also feature ex-Coronation Street and Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Gumede.
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- Press Association
ITV has announced the cast for writer Charlie Higson’s superhero-themed adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Jekyl & Hyde”: Tom Bateman (“Da Vinci’s Demons,” “The Tunnel”), Richard E. Grant (“Downton Abbey,” Withnail & I) and Natalie Gumede (“Coronation Street,” “Death In Paradise”). Further cast for the action-oriented series includes Stephanie Hyam (“Murdered By My Boyfriend”), Donald…
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- Max Evry
Bateman will take the role of Robert Jekyll, Grant will play Sir Roger Bulstrode, and Gumede will star as Bella.
The series will be set in 1930s London, and will focus on the grandson of the doctor featured in Stevenson's story.
Colin Teague will direct the series, which begins filming in Sri Lanka later this month. Production will take place in London from February until July. »
ITV has busily been commissioning ambitious period dramas over the past few months with Jekyll & Hyde among them. The 10-part action adventure drama was announced in November and has now found its lead in Da Vinci’s Demons and The Tunnel‘s Tom Bateman. He’ll play Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor with the dual personality. Richard E Grant and Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street) are also starring. Grant plays Sir Roger Bulstrode, who heads the secret… »
- Nancy Tartaglione
8 items from 2015
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