Last Sunday ITV aired Jekyll & Hyde, the latest retelling of the iconic story that has gathered quite a bit of buzz in the last week and for me personally threw the whole watershed regulations out of the window, take that kids!
Billed as a Downton-meets-Doctor-Who, the show features a star cast including Tom Bateman, Richard E Grant and Natlie Gumede and to celebrate it’s release ITV have sent us some very cool behind the scenes images which you can see below.
Tom Bateman, who plays the Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde combo had this to say when he heard about the series –
“I absolutely loved the idea and the 1930s setting. I had read the original Robert Louis Stevenson novel and thought the re-imagining writer Charlie Higson created is so much fun. It’s something we haven’t seen on TV and I had never read anything like it. I loved the dual character and Robert’s struggle to come to grips with this evil – or liberated – side. The auditions were great because I got to keep doing these really fun Hyde scenes. There’s nothing else like it on TV. The way we’re shooting it is so cool and original. We’ve got the fight guy from Star Wars doing our fights and the director of photography from Peaky Blinders. There’s an A- team on this. Everyone coming together and creating this amazing world. A really fun adventure.”
Tune in to ITV next Sunday at 6:30pm for Episode two in the series!