Hugh Laurie Steps Back Into The Doctor's Shoes In Brand New Hulu Series 'Chance'

It has been four years since Hugh Laurie portrayed the misanthropic, drug-addicted Dr House in Fox medical drama House. Today, the British actor is ready to don the white coat once more in new Hulu series Chance, ordered for two seasons.

Described as a psychological thriller, Chance is based on Kem Nunn's novel of the same name. Hugh Laurie will be taking on the role of Eldon Chance, a forensic neuropsychiatrist from San Francisco.

Following an incident with one of his patients, a potential sufferer of a multiple personality disorder, Chance is sucked into a world mixing mental illness, police corruption and mistaken identity.


The Doctor will see you now. (Photo: Fox)

Michael London and Brian Grazer (Empire) will be in charge of producing the series with the help of Laurie and Nunn. Desperate Housewives writer and producer Alexandra Cunningham will be showrunner, while Lenny Abrahamson (Room) is set to direct several episodes. 

This year already looks like it could be a landmark year for the American SVOD site between a Golden Globe nomination for Casual, its latest series 11.22.63 with James Franco and J.J. Abrams as executive producer, and new drama The Path, starring Aaron Paul.

Set for a late 2016 premiere, it looks like Hulu will be rounding off the year in style with Chance.

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By Robin Fougassié, published on 07/01/2016