8.2/10
6,954
49 user 17 critic

Jekyll 

Trailer
1:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family.... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2007  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
James Nesbitt ...  Dr. Tom Jackman / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Gina Bellman ...  Claire Jackman / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Denis Lawson ...  Peter Syme 6 episodes, 2007
Michelle Ryan ...  Katherine Reimer 6 episodes, 2007
Meera Syal ...  Miranda 6 episodes, 2007
Fenella Woolgar ...  Min 6 episodes, 2007
Linda Marlowe ...  Ms Utterson / ... 5 episodes, 2007
Matt King ...  Freeman 5 episodes, 2007
Paterson Joseph ...  Benjamin 4 episodes, 2007
Andrew Byrne Andrew Byrne ...  Eddie Jackman 4 episodes, 2007
Christopher Day Christopher Day ...  Harry Jackman 4 episodes, 2007
Bruce Mackinnon ...  Malcolm 4 episodes, 2007
Malcolm Storry ...  Colonel Hart 3 episodes, 2007
Al Ashton Al Ashton ...  Christopher 2 episodes, 2007
Victor Power ...  Pete 2 episodes, 2007
Belinda Stewart-Wilson ...  Nicki 2 episodes, 2007
Edit

Storyline

London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family. There is a wife and two children that he'll do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, he's determined to keep his dark side in line. He's done a deal with his own devil. What neither of them knows is that an ancient organisation, with limitless wealth and power, is monitoring their every move, and a plan over a century in the making is coming to fruition. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Everyone Has A Dark Side See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | BBC America

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jekyll See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Klein and Utterson Institute is a reference to Robert Louis Stevenson's narrator from "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," Mr. Utterson. See more »

Quotes

Miranda: There's no such thing as no such thing.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The title appears intermittently in the background. In the last episode, it turns from Jekyll into Hyde. See more »

Connections

Remade as Jekyll See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great
26 August 2007 | by Kate_Dammit_RunSee all my reviews

Great show. James Nesbitt is mesmerizing as BOTH Tom Jackman, a modern day Dr Jekyll, and Mr Hyde his vicious alter ego. This show is part sci-fi, part psychological drama, part conspiracy actioner. It's not perfect. The American accents are atrocious and some of the explanations and conspiracy elements are a bit weak, but it's riveting TV.

James Nesbitt plays Tom Jackman, a British doctor who discovers that he changes into someone else. That someone else is Mr Hyde, a superhuman driven to indulge his impulses. As one character says "Hyde is a child with all the urges and needs of a grown man." Jackman seems to be the descendant of Henry Jekyll, who was the real life inspiration for the Robert Louis Stevenson story. This is despite the fact that Jekyll had no known descendants, and apparently died a virgin. Jackman himself had no known parents, being found abandoned at a train station and raised in foster care. That's the basis for a somewhat intiguing mystery and a sometimes disappointing conspiracy plot as Jackman is targeted by a powerful multinational corporation.

But the real attraction here is Nesbitt and the interaction between the Jackman and Hyde personalities. Nesbitt, who will be familiar to British, and some American viewers, from the show Murphy's law, and the film Bloody Sunday, shines here and gets to show off the full range of his acting chops. When he's Jackman he's a somewhat nebishy man who loves his family so much that he leaves them in order to isolate them from Hyde. It's a very real and dramatic performance. As Hyde he is all flamboyance a swaggering bon vivant who could have stepped out of a Broadway show, except for the fact that his shirt is covered in blood and he could turn violent at any moment. Nesbitt doesn't play Hyde as a macho bully, but rather as someone even more dangerous, a creature with no boundaries, driven only by passion, whether that's for food, sex, or violence. The interplay between these two aspects of Nesbitts performance is a joy to behold.


19 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 49 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed