London Comic Con is to host an exclusive panel on new ITV series Jekyll and Hyde, with the series’ writer, star of The Fast Show and celebrated novelist Charlie Higson (Young Bond, The Enemy) and stars Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Tunnel), Richard E Grant (Doctor Who, Downton Abbey) and Natalie Gumede (Doctor Who, Coronation Street) attending the Saturday of the show.
Joining the panel will be Jekyll and Hyde‘s Executive Producer, ITV Studios’ Director of Drama Francis Hopkinson (Lucan, Wallander, DCI Banks), and Series Producer Foz Allan (Wolfblood, The Dumping Ground, Robin Hood). Boyd Hilton, TV Editor of Heat Magazine, will moderate the panel.
Written and executive produced by Charlie Higson and inspired by The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, 10-part action adventure series Jekyll and Hyde stars Tom Bateman in the lead role of Robert Jekyll, Richard E Grant as Bulstrode, head of ‘The Invisible Men’ of secret government department MI0, and Natalie Gumede as Bella, who forms part of a love triangle with Robert.
Set in 1930’s London at a time of Hollywood glamour, stylish streamlined cars and monster movies, the drama pays homage to the Stevenson novel, focusing on the young, attractive and troubled hero Robert Jekyll, grandson of the original doctor.
At the heart of the drama is Robert Jekyll’s quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ‘curse’. Jekyll transforms into superhero Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and when his or the lives of others are threatened.