CBS is working on developing a show based on H.G. Wells’ 1896 novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, according to Variety. The show, to be named Moreau, comes from Sleepy Hollow co-creator Phillip Iscove.
The show will revolve around Dr. Katherine Moreau, who will push “the boundaries of medicine through revolutionary scientific experimentation and treatments in her privately funded island hospital.”
The original novel followed a shipwrecked man named Edward Prendick, who washed up on an island home to Doctor Moreau, who used vivisection and experimentation to create human-like hybrid animals.
The novel has been adapted a number of times, since 1913, and it’s been similar inspiration for more recent stories like Orphan Black.