ABC to Bring Back 'Jekyll and Hyde' With Modern Twist


ABC to Bring Back 'Jekyll and Hyde' With Modern Twist


In addition to the contemporary drama titled 'Hyde', the network also picks up futuristic thriller 'The Last Resort'.

Set to launch "Once Upon a Time" which will revive Snow White tale this fall, ABC is going to take on another classic story with "Hyde". The network has picked up the drama series project from "Up in the Air" co-writer Sheldon Turner, who will also serve as executive producer along with Jennifer Klein.

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "Hyde" is adapted into a contemporary set. Deadline, which was first to report the news, reveals that the story centers on Grant Hyde, "a thirtysomething ER doctor with a degenerative eye condition who is conflict-averse and hesitant to be captain of his own destiny."

Grant begins experiencing bizarre side effects after attempting an experimental treatment in a bid to improve his vision. When he goes to sleep, his id manifests itself as Hyde, a fearless, gregarious individual who is the opposite of his anti-confrontational personality.

At almost the same time, the alphabet also snags "The Last Resort", a drama pilot from "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan and "Dead Like Me" scribe Karl Gajdusek. It is a futuristic thriller about the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who are hunted and escape to a NATO outpost after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles. There, they declare themselves the world's smallest nuclear nation.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kim Kardashian Hits Back at Haters Over Her Unretouched Bikini Photos
  2. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Flaunt Beach Bodies in Skimpy Bikinis During Mexican Trip
  3. George and Amal Clooney Reportedly to Spend Over $1 M on a Royal-Like Delivery Experience
  4. 'Dancing with the Stars' Features Shocking Elimination on 'Boy Bands and Girl Groups' Night
  5. Aaron Hernandez's Male Prison Lover Is Allegedly Revealed, Lawyer Denies Gay Rumor
  6. Kim Kardashian's 'Jealous' of Kourtney's Hot Beach Body
  7. Scott Disick Hangs Out With Khloe Kardashian Look-Alike in the Beverly Hills Hotel
  8. 'The Voice' Live Top 12 Eliminations: Who Is the First to Get Sent Home?
  9. Scott Gimple Teases Rick's Death in 'The Walking Dead' Season 8
  10. 'Delusional' Drake Is Still Not Over Rihanna, but She Won't Give Him Another Chance

CELEBS PHOTO