NBC Picks Up Jekyll And Hyde Drama Do No Harm And Undercover Detective Soap Infamous
NBC has been hard at work organizing its upcoming slate. Just this week two dramas, Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire and J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke's Revolution, as well as six comedies, including projects from Mindy Kailing and Jimmy Fallon, were all ordered to series. Today, the network not only gave renewals to fan favorites Community, 30 Rock and Parenthood, but also gave life to two more new shows, Do No Harm and Infamous.
THR reports that NBC has just green lit both the Jekyll-and-Hyde thriller Do No Harm and the sprawling soap-ish cop drama Infamous. Do No Harm stars Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad, Alana De La Garza, Mousa Kraish, Michael Esper and Ruta Gedmintas. Rescue Me's Pasquale plays the lead in this retelling of the famous Robert Louis Stevenson story about a brilliant neurosurgeon wrestling with his monstrous alter ego. Written by The Event's David Schulner the series will hinge on the hero's ability to manage his uh, outer demon and keep it from destroying both his personal and professional life.
The second pick up by NBC is the 'opulent soap' Infamous, which stars Meagan Good, Tate Donovan and Victor Garber. The series was previously going by the handle Notorious but has since been renamed, possibly to avoid any confusion with the films of the same name (the Hitchcock classic or the Biggie Smalls biopic). Infamous, with a pilot written by Friday Night Lights's Liz Heldens, follows Good's detective as she goes undercover at the wealthy estate where she grew up in order to solve the murder of an heiress. As the daughter of the maid, the detective not only lived with the rich family for years but also developed a relationship with the deceased making this case even more personal.
I'm intrigued to see what they do with the (inevitable, thanks to Sherlock) adaptation of the Jekyll and Hyde myth but I can't say I'm overly optimistic about it or the 'soap opera' detective story with Meagan Good. Good is really great though, as are Garber and Donovan, so there is certainly hope. What do you think of these two pickups? Do either sound like a good grab for NBC or will you be tuning in elsewhere?
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