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Old January 23 2013, 07:45 PM   #2014
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2013

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
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.
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