David And Georgia Tennant To Star In Peacock Adaptation Of Jekyll And Hyde
David Tennant loves to play a character with supernatural powers, and now he is turning to a classic role in Hide. The upcoming Peacock series draws inspiration from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the 19th century novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. David Tennant will star in the series alongside his wife Georgia Tennant. They will also both executive produce the series. This is the first time the two will appear together on-screen in a sci-fi series since they first met on the set of Doctor Who.
Jekyll & Hyde For A New Era
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According to Deadline: Hide is “a Jekyll & Hyde tale by way of a conspiracy thriller.” The story follows “a disgraced journalist (David Tennant) stumbles upon a story that could resurrect his career. But he quickly learns he’s seen something he shouldn’t have. Now the target of unknown adversaries who will do anything to silence him. On the run as people around him go missing or die, a serious accident has an extraordinary side effect. And he realizes there are monsters in the world – and he may be one of them.”
Acclaimed showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters of Agent Carter will write the Hide series for Peacock. It is also set to be directed by the prolific Julie Anne Robinson, who has worked on series like Castle Rock; Brooklyn 99, Bridgerton, and The Good Place. Robinson and Tennant are long-time friends who have been searching for a new project to work on together for some time. They first worked together on Viva Blackpool, the BBC drama that launched both of their careers.
David Tennant Loves To Play Supernatural Characters
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David Tennant also spoke about his history with the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story and how excited he is to bring it to life once more. Tennant says this is a project he has long wanted to bring to screen.
“One of my earliest jobs was playing ‘first policeman’ in a BBC radio adaptation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,” David Tennant said in a press release. “I read the book many years ago and I’ve been fascinated with this character for as long as I can remember. This story has followed me around for years, tapping on my shoulder slightly impatiently. When Julie Anne approached me to talk about reimagining it for the 21st century – alongside her, the magnificent Fazekas and Butters and with the ever-brilliant Georgia Tennant – I didn’t let her finish the sentence. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be playing this character, telling this story and working with these people.”
This isn’t the only supernatural figure that David Tennant is currently onboard to play. He is set to star once again in season 2 of Good Omens as the fallen angel Crowley. No word yet on who Georgia Tennant will be playing in the Hide series. But we’ll certainly be keeping a close eye on more news from this series. To stay up to date, be sure follow Comic Years on Facebook and Twitter today!
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Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.