10-part drama set in 1930s London focusing on Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor. The show will follow Robert Jekyll's quest to discover his real identity and the true nature of his family's cursed history.
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Series cast summary:
Tom Bateman ...  Robert Jekyll 10 episodes, 2015
Donald Sumpter ...  Garson 10 episodes, 2015
Stephanie Hyam ...  Lily Clarke / ... 10 episodes, 2015
Tom Rhys Harries ...  Sackler 10 episodes, 2015
Natalie Gumede ...  Bella / ... 9 episodes, 2015
Michael Karim ...  Ravi Najaran 9 episodes, 2015
Richard E. Grant ...  Sir Roger Bulstrode 9 episodes, 2015
Phil McKee ...  Hannigan 9 episodes, 2015
Oliver Gilbert ...  Mister Wax / ... 9 episodes, 2015
Enzo Cilenti ...  Captain Dance 8 episodes, 2015
Amit Shah ...  Brannigan 8 episodes, 2015
Natasha O'Keeffe ...  Fedora 8 episodes, 2015
Ruby Bentall ...  Hils / ... 7 episodes, 2015
Tony Way ...  Silas 7 episodes, 2015
Sinéad Cusack ...  Maggie Hope 6 episodes, 2015
Christian McKay ...  Maxwell Utterson 5 episodes, 2015
Alex Bertuchi Alex Bertuchi ...  Henchman / ... 5 episodes, 2015
Neil Bishop ...  MIO Officer 5 episodes, 2015
Mark Bonnar ...  Lord Protheroe 5 episodes, 2015
Dave Giffen Dave Giffen ...  MIO Officer 5 episodes, 2015
Chiara Goldsmith Chiara Goldsmith ...  Vetala 5 episodes, 2015
Jason La Shard Jason La Shard ...  The Cutter 5 episodes, 2015
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It's 1930s London and Robert Jekyll is a naive, sensitive young man finding his place in the world and moving away from the protection of his loving foster parents. As he begins to feel himself coming under the power of a darkness he cannot control, he realizes that all this time his parents were protecting him from his true self. Jekyll has inherited the curse of his grandfather, and when angered or in danger he undertakes a graphic and twisted transformation to become Hyde, a shadowy, brooding figure of incredible strength and agility; confident and fearless. As he tries to discover his past and search for a cure, Robert Jekyll is drawn deep into Hyde's world of monstrous creatures and freaks of nature.

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25 October 2015 (UK) See more »

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Jekyll and Hyde See more »

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On January 5 2016 creator Charlie Higson confirmed that ITV had not commissioned a Season 2. See more »

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Devilishly stylish, polished 30's horror drama
4 January 2016 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Jekyll and Hyde is a Devilishly stylish, polished 30's horror drama that hits all the right buttons.

From the storyline to the narrative, special effects, sets and acting Jekyll and Hyde is a real winner. In spite of the fact this series is loosely based on well trodden ground, it still manages to be highly imaginative and original. It takes core elements from the original tale, written by Robert Louis Stevenson and then, in a fusion like blend, adds in intriguing extra's.

For starters there's the very heady 1930's British flavour of the whole series, which recaptures the latter days of the British empire. The whole series is 30's "chick" with a capital "C". Stylish cars, sets and people sit alongside the more worker day aspects of life and times, of the period.

Adding to the mix, are Gothic elements and monsters, reminiscent of any early 20th century horror flick. Not to mention proper "British" secret organizations, both good and bad. Groups that tap into the mystical world these monstrous creatures inhabit. A world that sits just beneath the thin skin of normalcy, most people call reality.

The acting in Jekyll and Hyde is of a high standard and the cast are well chosen. The narrative is intelligent, for the most part, only occasionally overplaying the 30's "thing". The story in spite of its layers of complexity, holds together well too. Its a credit to the writers, director and producers, that they manage to create such a cohesive tale, with so many creative concepts in play.

I love this series, its a remarkably refreshing take on a classic tale. Nine out of ten from me.


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