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Hulu picks up 2 seasons of Hugh Laurie thriller ‘Chance’

Laurie is really good at playing doctors with last names that are nouns.


Audra Schroeder


Published Jan 7, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 9:48 am CDT

Hulu is giving Hugh Laurie a Chance

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The streaming site has ordered two seasons of the Laurie-led drama, which is based on a Kem Nunn novel. Laurie is set to play Eldon Chance, a forensic neuropsychiatrist living in San Francisco who “gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.” Apparently Laurie is really good at playing tortured doctors with last names that are nouns. 

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Room director Lenny Abrahamson is also set to direct episodes, adding another buzzed-about name to the project. This announcement kicks off a big year for Hulu, which is attempting to position itself as a go-to for original series. J.J. Abrams’ and Stephen King’s 11/22/63 is set to debut in February and Aaron Paul vehicle The Path in March, along with second seasons of Casual and Difficult People

Chance will premiere this year. 

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*First Published: Jan 7, 2016, 2:16 pm CST