Jekyll premieres on BBC America this weekend. The series was created by Steven Moffat and is an update on the classic tale. “There’s potential to go in so many different directions with the tale,” says Moffat. “It’s such a rich and strong idea – so here we go again! Another Jekyll and Hyde! The doctor and his dark side are back!”
Jekyll, described by writer Steven Moffat (Coupling, Doctor Who), as “somewhere between a modern horror story and The Odd Couple,” is set in the present day and stars James Nesbitt in the title role. Dr. Jekyll is a contemporary man with an ancient curse of Mr. Hyde. But he’s done a deal with his own devil – a body share – and keeps his dark side in check with the very latest surveillance hardware. Just barely keeping one step ahead of his alter-ego, Jekyll has managed to keep his wife and two kids a secret from the vicious Hyde. But what neither of them knows is that an organization with limitless wealth and power is monitoring their every move.
Episodes 1 & 2 will run this weekend:
August 4, 8:00 PM ET
August 4, 11:00 PM ET
August 5, 2:00 AM ET
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