‘Jekyll and Hyde’ start date announced

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ITV’s new fantasy drama Jekyll and Hyde will begin later this month.

Set in 1930s London, the ten-part drama stars Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons) as “young, attractive, troubled hero” Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor.

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the show is created by The Fast Show writer Charlie Higson.

The first episode of Jekyll and Hyde will air at 6.30pm on Sunday 25 October on ITV.

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The cast includes Richard E Grant (Downton Abbey), Natalie Gumede (Doctor Who), Stephanie Hyam (Murdered By My Boyfriend), Donald Sumpter (Game Of Thrones), Amit Shah (The Smoke), Phil McKee (Ripper Street), Christian McKay (Rush), Ruby Bentall (The Paradise), Enzo Cilenti (Game of Thrones), Lolita Chakrabarti (Death in Paradise), Michael Karim (Inspector Lewis) and Ace Bhatti (Silk).

Jekyll and Hyde

The official synopsis reads: “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’. Jekyll transforms into Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and when his or the lives of others are threatened.”

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