NBC’s new series “Do No Harm,” inspired by “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” doesn’t premiere on TV until Thursday, January 31 at 10 p.m. EST, but you can watch the whole first episode here on Zap2it right now.
In the show, Steven Pasquale plays neurosurgeon Dr. Jason Cole — by day. Every night, at 8:25 p.m., Jason transforms into his devious alternate personality, Ian Price. For most of his adult life, Jason has been able to keep Ian at bay by taking a daily drug cocktail, but he’s grown tolerant of it, and now he finds himself forced to let Ian roam every night for twelve hours. At 8:25 a.m., Ian promptly turns back into Jason.
Those 12 hours, though, are plenty of time for Ian to do his best to ruin Jason’s life — professionally and personally. Of course, Ian has to exercise a bit of restraint, because he and Jason share the same body. For example, if Jason lands in jail, so does Ian.
“Ian’s a little bit like a cat,” says executive producer David Schulner. “The cat wants to play with that mouse. He doesn’t want to kill it because what fun would that be? So Ian’s going to do a lot of stuff to Jason. And then what’s great about Jason’s character — Steve’s other character — is Jason’s just as smart as Ian is and is sometimes two steps ahead of Ian, so there’s traps in place. There’s safeguards, there’s fail-safes. So it’s a constant cat and mouse chess game between the two of them. But Ian is not toothless. There’s a true danger to him. He’s truly menacing, and that’s why Jason’s character needs to get rid of him.”
Watch the pilot above and let us know if you’ll be tuning in for Episode 2!