The Hibernian charmer James Nesbitt has been cast as a supremely dangerous character in his latest work to hit the Australian small screen.
From a press release:
Starring James Nesbitt, Jekyll is a brand-new re-working of the infamous 19th century Robert Louis Stevenson novel, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Adapted by Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat, Jekyll is a scary and sexy tale of a doctor with an old problem. The two sides of Dr Tom Jackman have made a deal – they body share, and each of the other side’s personality is off limits to the other.
However, the two still hate each other with a passion. Where Hyde drinks, smokes, gambles, womanises and displays super-human strength in tricky situations, Jackman is a family man who will do anything to protect his wife and children 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.
As these two very different personalities co-exist in the same body, what neither of them knows is that an ancient organisation, with limitless wealth and power, is monitoring their every move, and plans over a century in the making are coming to fruition.
It soon turns out that the return of Dr Jekyll is no accident, but now unwitting pawns in a deadly game, both personalities have to join forces for the first time to save themselves.
I just caught the first episode on Sunday night on your ABC. Steven Moffat, a screenwriter for 20 years and the best writer working for the Dr Who Series (he wrote Blink!, generally regarded as the best episode ever, as well as Hugo Award winning The Empty Child”/”The Doctor Dances and The Girl in the Fireplace) has done an extraordinary job with this adaptation, and the casting of every role is superb. Check it out.
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