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Jekyll and Hyde


One TV show turned a pretty crappy situation (cancellation) and turned it on its head with one simple act. ITV's Jekyll and Hyde, which only lasted 10 episodes, was canceled due to low viewership, but the producers seized the bad news for an opportunity to give back. Executive producer Charlie Higson took to Twitter to reveal Jekyll and Hyde sets were sent to Calais, France, to house refugees camped in the French port city.

"One small good thing to come out of #JekyllandHyde cancellation. Our sets have been shipped to Calais to make refugee shelters. True," Higson tweeted.

Higson went on to reveal series production designer Catrin Meredydd was behind the donation of the sets. Pieces from Banksy's Bemusement Park were also sent to Calais.

Higson also spoke out about the cancellation of the series that starred Tom Bateman, Donald Sumpter, Stephanie Hyam, Tom Rhys Harries, Natalie Gumede, Michael Karim and Richard E. Grant.

"Just to make it absolutely clear. ITV were completely behind #JekyllandHyde They still like the show. But sadly not enough viewers," he said. "The decision not to make any more #JekyllandHyde had nothing to do with it being too violent or scary."

Jekyll and Hyde was set in 1930s London and followed Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor, as he aimed to discover his family's cursed history.