TV: ABC Chases After ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Series

Along with the upcoming Brothers Grimm fairytale-themed series Once Upon a Time and female-centered take on The Count of Monte Cristo entitled Revenge, ABC is developing a third literary classic adaptation, Hyde.

Written by Sheldon Turner (Up In The Air), the series will center 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. 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.

The drama is described as an odd buddy show where the buddies happen to be the same person.

Source: Deadline