Hulu has handed Hugh Laurie drama series Chance a two-season 20-episode order, to premiere in 2016, Deadline reports:
House star Hugh Laurie is returning to primetime as the lead of another drama series named after the complex doctor at its center. Chance, a hot package that includes author Kem Nunn,Room director Lenny Abrahamson, showrunner Alexandra Cunningham and producer Michael London, has landed at Hulu with a two-season, 20-episode order for a 2016 premiere. The series hails from Fox 21 TV Studios, marking the cable studio’s big entry into the SVOD space.
Based on Nunn’s novel, Chance is described as a provocative psychological thriller that focuses on Eldon Chance (Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Chance’s decent into the city’s shadowy underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and the tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever deepening exploration of one of mankind’s final frontiers — the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind.