|Jekyll and Hyde|
|Created by||Charlie Higson|
|Based on||Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||45–46 minutes|
|Production company||ITV Studios|
|Original network||ITV, STV, UTV|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||25 October –|
27 December 2015
Jekyll and Hyde is a British TV fantasy drama based loosely on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Set in 1930s London and Ceylon, it follows the character of Dr. Robert Jekyll, a grandson of the Victorian Dr. Henry Jekyll, who has inherited his grandfather's split personality and violent alter-ego.
The series aired on ITV in the United Kingdom from 25 October to 27 December 2015 and it consisted of ten episodes. On 5 January 2016, creator Charlie Higson announced on Twitter that ITV had decided to pass on a second series.
The series was based at 3 Mills Studios and also filmed in Kent – Rochester High Street doubles as the exterior of the Empire music hall and The Guildhall Museum features as the hotel where Dr. Jekyll (Tom Bateman) first lodges when arriving in England. The Historic Dockyard Chatham was used as location for the scenes used for Gravesend Docks, Tenebrae offices and factory and various areas of the site feature as London Streets and markets. Elmley Nature Reserve features in episode three as the setting for Maggie's (Niamh Walsh) country house and the Fort Amherst tunnels are used in episodes 9 and 10 where Jekyll finds out about the powers of The Incubus.
|No.||Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"The Harbinger"||Colin Teague||Charlie Higson||25 October 2015||2-2650-0001|
|After his name appears in a local paper, Robert Jekyll is contacted by his biological grandfather's lawyer in London about the family estate.|
|2||"Mr. Hyde"||Colin Teague||Charlie Higson||1 November 2015||2-2650-0002|
|Confused at events since arriving in London, Robert attempts to carry out further research in his grandfather's laboratory.|
|3||"The Cutter"||Colin Teague||Charlie Higson||8 November 2015||2-2650-0003|
|The arrival of the mysterious Captain Dance in London incites further activity from MIO's captives, while Robert attempts to control his transformation using his grandfather's serum.|
|4||"The Calyx"||Joss Agnew||Charlie Higson||22 November 2015||2-2650-0004|
|While trying to harness his abilities as Hyde to save his long-lost grandmother, Robert finds himself caught between Tenebrae and MIO as he is tempted to open an ancient container.|
|5||"Black Dog"||Robert Quinn||Guy Burt||29 November 2015||2-2650-0005|
|When Robert and Utterson investigate another branch of the Jekyll family tree, they find themselves facing an unexpected new threat.|
|6||"Spring-Heeled Jack"||Steward Svaasand||Jason Sutton||6 December 2015||2-2650-0006|
|The return of an old serial killer prompts MIO to 'ask' Robert for help.|
|7||"The Reaper"||Steward Svaasand||Simon J. Ashford||13 December 2015||2-2650-0007|
|When his brother is taken as the new 'host' for the Reaper, Robert must resort to unconventional methods to save his life.|
|8||"Moroii"||Robert Quinn||Sophie Petzal||23 December 2015||2-2650-0008|
|When he is asked to investigate an apparent vampire attack, Robert is shocked to learn that the true culprit is his previously-unknown sister.|
|9||"The Incubus"||Joss Agnew||Gareth Roberts||27 December 2015||2-2650-0009|
|Hiding out in the country, Robert and his family face an unanticipated new threat in the form of an incubus.|
|10||"The Heart of Lord Trash"||Steward Svaasand||Charlie Higson||27 December 2015||2-2650-0010|
|Various secrets come to light, culminating in a final confrontation between Robert and Dance over the Calyx.|
|Network(s)/Station(s)||Series premiere||Airing dates||Title|
|Canada||CBC TV ()||11 January 2016 on CBC. ()||Jekyll and Hyde ( ; lit: )|
|Thailand||Channel 3 Family (13)||June 4, 2018 – July 8, 2018 (Monday - Thursday 22:30)||หมอวิปริตจิตหลุดโลก (Jekyll and Hyde; lit: )|
|5HD1||November 23, 2019 – December 22, 2019 (Every Saturday and Sunday from 20.20 - 21.20)||หมอวิปริตจิตหลุดโลก ( Jekyll and Hyde; lit: )|
The opening episode attracted 459 complaints to the UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom in regard to the level of violence contained within a programme shown at 6.30pm. Ofcom subsequently announced that it had launched an investigation., which ultimately ruled that the show had breached the Ofcom Broadcasting Code, as children were not "protected from unsuitable material by appropriate scheduling."
After the November 2015 Paris attacks, episode 4 was delayed for a week as it was felt that the subject matter would be upsetting with the fresh memories of the experience.
On 5 January 2016, ITV confirmed that it would not be renewing Jekyll and Hyde for a second series. Reasons included poor and decreasing viewing figures, unfavourable comparisons to Doctor Who and public backlash following "hundreds of complaints" regarding the appropriateness of the content for a teatime family show.
On 8 July 2016, Higson explained in a tweets thread what would have happened in Series 2: "We had lots of great stories already written for series 2 of Jekyll & Hyde. Robert was going to find out a lot more about his mother and find his father. He was going to reluctantly work for MIO. Robert & Ravi were going to return to Sri Lanka & uncover some buried secrets. Bella’s family history was going to come into play. There were going to be some shocking deaths and reversals. And we were going to find out a lot more about Lord Trash... Instead, since ITV didn't want to make any more, they’re all dead!"