ABC Snags a Futuristic Shawn Ryan Drama and Jekyll and Hyde-Inspired Project
ABC has snagged a drama pilot from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan, as well as Hyde, a drama loosely inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Ryan's drama, The Last Resort, is a futuristic thriller about the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who refused direct orders to fire nuclear missiles and must go on the lam. They find sanctuary at a NATO base where they declare themselves the world's smallest nuclear nation. Ryan and Karl Gajdusek (Dead Like Me) came up with the concept and are writing the project together.
Shawn Ryan and Simon Mirren book procedural pilot at CBS
This is Ryan's second drama pilot obtained this season. His crime procedural with Criminal Minds' Simon Mirren was just bought by CBS.
ABC has also bought a drama from Sheldon Turner (Up In the Air) that is a contemporary look at the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story about a young ER doctor with a degenerative eye condition. Of course, the experimental treatment he undergoes has some unusual side effects that cause him to have a split personality. Jennifer Klein (Armageddon) will also executive-produce.
The news was first reported by Deadline.