Jekyll and Hyde ITV Filming Locations: 2015 fantasy TV drama starring Tom Bateman, Richard E. Grant and Natalie Gumede.
Where was Jekyll and Hyde filmed for ITV?
Production of the series began in January 2015 on the South Asian island of Sri Lanka, before moving on the following month to London and the county of Kent in South East England. The shows cast and crew then later travelled to the Isle of Sheppey, situated just off mainland Kent’s north coast. Filming on the ITV drama is scheduled to be completed in July.
A more specific key filming location was the Kent town of Rochester, where a section of the High Street was temporarily taken over. Beginning in February, TV film and production crews transformed the area by taking the appearance of local shops, hairdressers, opticians and bakers right back to the 1930’s.
Using Google Street View above you can explore Rochester High Street to see for yourself how the buildings appear normally, in contrast to how they look on screen in Jekyll & Hyde. With some of the streets everyday shop fronts almost completely covered by set makers, you may need to view the first and second floors to see which building relates to which of the series locations.
To give you a little look behind the scenes of Jekyll and Hyde’s production, here’s a look at some tweets posted during filming, including a couple by series writer and executive producer Charlie Higson:
In Sri Lanka:
— charlie higson (@monstroso) January 16, 2015
and Rochester High Street:
Following six months of hard work, filming was finally wrapped up on the 8th of July.
When does Jekyll and Hyde start on ITV?
As recently revealed in a brief teaser trailer, the show is due to premiere on ITV in Autumn 2015. UPDATE: The shows exact air date has now been set for Sunday the 25th of October.
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s work The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the series will feature cast member Tom Bateman in the role of Robert Jekyll, Richard E. Grant as Sir Roger Bulstrode and actress Natalie Gumede as Bella.