With Universal Pictures’ upcoming shared universe of movie monsters — albeit one that will substitute horror for action — you might think your future’s creature quota had been fulfilled. But now the U.K. network ITV has put into development a series loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and it will include a smorgasbord of other spooky characters and monsters. The fact that British people are behind this makes me 100% more excited about this than if it had been birthed at Fox or CBS.
Here’s how this particular bit of madness will go. Thankfully not set in modern times, Jekyll & Hyde will take place in 1930s London, during the heyday of Hollywood and monster movies. Robert Jekyll, grandson of the original doctor, is a troubled (but attractive, of course) guy who goes on a personal quest to discover the secret behind his family’s history. He’s being controlled by medication from one Dr. Vishal Najaran, but there are apparently going to be times of major anger and stress when the meds stop working and the evil Hyde persona takes over, putting everyone in danger.