CBS Eyes Island of Dr. Moreau Adaptation, With Female Lead

CBS Dr Moreau

CBS is developing a drama series based on the 1896 H.G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, to be penned by Sleepy Hollow co-creator Phillip Iscove.

Whereas the novel revolved around a shipwreck survivor who finds himself making camp on the titular scientist’s island home/laboratory, from which are “born” assorted frightening human/animal hybrids, our sister site Deadline says that CBS’ take will follow the “fiercely intelligent and fearless” Dr. Katherine Moreau as she dabbles in revolutionary scientific experimentation at her privately funded island hospital.

Which to me sounds like “no Leopard-Man.”


Among this summer’s myriad announced adaptations, remakes and reboots, where does a gender-flipping, not-so-scary Moreau fall on your interest scale?


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