Thursday, August 31, 2006

All-star cast for Steven Moffat's Jekyll

The BBC has announced the case for next year's new version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, written by Steven Moffat. James Nesbitt is playing the dual lead role when the series goes into production next month, supported by the likes of Gina Bellman, Denis Lawson, Meera Syal and Michelle Ryan. Directors are Douglas Mackinnon (Bodies) and Matt Lipsey (Little Britain), while Moffat is executive producing the series with Beryl Vertue. Gotta say, I am really looking forward to this modern take on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel. Moffat's episodes were my favourites from both series of the new Doctor Who and he's fast becoming a name to watch in TV drama, after years in sitcoms. He's proof that typecasting shouldn't apply to anyone, least of all writers, assuming they have enough talent.

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