The stars and writer of ITV’s forthcoming Jekyll & Hyde adaptation are to appear at next month’s MCM London Comic Con.
Series writer Charlie Higson and stars Tom Bateman and Richard E Grant will be joined by Executive Producer and ITV Studios Director of Drama Francis Hopkinson and Series Producer Foz Allan.
Currently filming, the ten-part drama is set in the 1930’s and will focus on the young, attractive, troubled hero, Robert Jekyll (Bateman), grandson of the original doctor.
Richard E Grant plays Bulstrode who heads the secret government department MI0 known as ‘The Invisible Men’ and Natalie Gumede takes the part of Bella who forms part of a love triangle with Robert.
In the opening episode Jekyll is a newly qualified doctor living with his foster parents in India. He knows nothing of his family history or his inherited condition, which his foster father, Dr Vishal Najaran, is controlling with medication.
The drama follows his path to discovery, which coincides with the transformative powers of his condition growing stronger and more disruptive. His journey will take him into a dark and unforgiving place, as his alter ego seems capable of anything. At the same time there are shadowy forces trying to find Jekyll and the source of his powers.
Jekyll & Hyde is being directed by Colin Teague (Being Human, The Town, Sinbad) and is filming in London until July 2015.