Abel Ferrara might not have had any luck getting his crazy version of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde off the ground, but it seems like ABC is hellbent on bringing what sounds like a metrosexual fantasy to life on a weekly basis. Read on for the horror-less details.
Deadline tells us that one-time Platinum Dunes company man Sheldon Turner (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) has sold ABC on a series called “Hyde.” The premise? A thirtysomething ER doctor with a degenerative eye condition who is conflict-averse and hesitant to be captain of his own destiny. After attempting an experimental treatment to improve his eyesight, he begins to experience a strange side effect — when he goes to sleep, his id manifests itself as Hyde, a fearless, gregarious personality who takes control where Grant cannot.
I can hear those DVRs being set already. Keep watching this space, folks; we’ll bring you more information as we have it. As always, your interest may vary.
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