Eddie Izzard Attached to New Jekyll and Hyde TV Project


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Hands down the best thing about NBC’s failed “Mockingbird Lane” was Eddie Izzard so we’re pretty stoked to see him pop up in next week’s episode of “Hannibal” and also to hear he’s attached to a new take on “Jekyll and Hyde.”

Per Variety, Brit drama producer Tony Wood has pacted with Cineflix Studios to launch Buccaneer Media, which will produce scripted programming for broadcasters worldwide; and UK-based Buccaneer has already inked a development deal with Impact Film and TV that includes a fresh take on “Jekyll and Hyde” starring Izzard.

“Our ambition is to build a globally focused company producing everything from family entertainment to high quality drama and structured reality rooted in the social media landscape,” said Wood. “Forming this partnership with Cineflix Studios will mean I can draw on their expertise and experience in producing for U.S. and Canadian networks while retaining the creativity and independence to achieve my ambition for Buccaneer.”

Peter Smith, CEO of Cineflix Studios and board director at Buccaneer, added: “Cineflix Studios is building a successful model of sustained growth through strategic partnerships with creative individuals and companies worldwide. We’re delighted to be working with Buccaneer and supporting Tony’s ambition to create more of the type of innovative, successful brands for which he’s well known.”

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