In an exclusive, Deadline reports Hulu has ordered two seasons — 20 episodes, total — of the new Hugh Laurie medical thriller, Chance. As it was with his successful House TV series, Chance is both the show title, and the name of the doctor/main character, played by Laurie.
Per Deadline, author Kem Nunn, director Lenny Abrahamson, showrunner Alexandra Cunningham, and producer Michael London are all attached to the project.
Here are more details, from Deadline:
“It’s one of the rare situations when you have a burgeoning network that is saying, ‘we are going to plant our flag with this series’,” said Fox 21 TV Studios president Bert Salke, acknowledging Hulu’s Mike Hopkins and Craig Erwich for their role in making the deal. “It’s also a beginning of what hopefully will be a new business for us with new partners, making this an even more exciting time for content creators.”
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.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Chance TV show? When it comes to Hulu, will you check it out?