Hugh Laurie Returns To TV For New Drama ‘Chance’ | TV News

Hugh Laurie


The last we saw of Hugh Laurie, he was over in America playing the cynical and brutal Dr. Gregory House in the hugely popular (and aptly named) House; a series which saw Laurie become the highest paid actor on television for a time. He was in that role for 8 years and finished with the affair in 2012. Now, after almost 4 years, it seems Mr. Laurie is looking to return to TV drama in Chance, a new series based upon Kem Nunn‘s book of the same name.


The series follows Eldon Chance, a San Francisco forensic neuropsychiatrist, who’s life is turned upside-down in cases of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness after a dangerous encounter with an alluring patient (see? that’s why you should never have feelings for your patients). The series also witnesses Chance navigate a turbulent divorce and a fragmented family life; all of this adding up to an exploration of the greatest mystery of all: the human mind.


Also on board for the production are Lenny Abrahamson, director of Frank, and Nunn himself as a writer and executive producer. However this is not the only forthcoming series to feature Laurie as he is also appearing in an anglo-american adaption of the great John le Careé‘s The Night Manager. In this, he plays Richard Onslow Roper, an arms dealer whose circle ex-soldier-turned-intelligence operative Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) must infiltrate. That will hit the U.K. in February but for the moment Chance has no release date set.

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