Greg Cox wrote:
Heck, The Fugitive tv show was basically Les Miserables transposed to contemporary America, complete with a thinly-disguised version of Inspector Javert (renamed "Gerard").
Except Gerard turned out to be a much nicer guy than Javert.
The Bill Bixby Incredible Hulk
, which is often seen as a Fugitive
knockoff, was actually intended by its developer as a cross between Les Miserables
and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Which makes for a nice segue into a reference to Sherlock
producer Steven Moffat's previous modernization of a 19th-century literary protagonist, Jekyll
, a miniseries from 2007 about a modern descendant of the original Dr. Jekyll. Which is also getting an American counterpart of sorts this season, NBC's Do No Harm
, which premieres next Thursday. Except in this version, the protagonist is named Jason Cole (J. Cole = Jekyll, I guess), and his "Hyde" persona is named Ian Price. So it's more an "inspired by" sort of deal than a direct updating, or a sequel like Moffat's.