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NBC Buys ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Drama from Vendetta

By on August 22, 2011

Take that NBC! ABC has an answer to your upcoming Frankenstein series and it’s called Hyde.

Based on the original 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson novel The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Hyde centers on Grant Hyde, an E.R. doctor suffering from a degenerative eye condition.

When Grant attempts an experimental and dangerous treatment in a bid to restore his sight he begins to experience bizarre side-effects.

Whenever Grant goes to sleep, he becomes Hyde, a fearless a fearless, gregarious personality who takes control where the timid Grant cannot.

The drama is being written by Up in the Air co-writer Sheldon Turner (featured). Hyde is the first sale for Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein’s recently launched company Vendetta, which has a first-look deal at ABC Studios.

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