BBC miniseries updates Jekyll & Hyde

Variety’s Brian Lowry found much to praise in the new BBC America mini-series:

Shrewdly contemporizing the oft-told tale of “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” BBC America infuses some clever 21st-century wrinkles into the story — starting with the split personalities using a Dictaphone to swap notes over minutia like where they left the car. Forgoing makeup beyond minor cosmetics, James Nesbitt portrays the original transformer with deft use of posture and evil expressions, while writer Steven Moffat has layered on intrigue worthy of “The X-Files” that should pull an appreciative audience through subsequent chapters of this creepy six-hour adventure.

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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