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‘Chance’ Trailer: Hugh Laurie Aims to Solve an Unsolvable Problem in Hulu Drama from ‘Room’ Director

Lenny Abrahamson directs the former "House" star in a psychological thriller set in San Francisco.

Hugh Laurie as Eldon Chance - Chance_Season 1, Episode 1, Photo Credit: David Moir/Hulu

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Following up a stellar turn on “Veep” — as well as his Emmy-nominated performance in “The Night Manager” — Hugh Laurie is taking his talents to Hulu in the drama series, “Chance.”

Based on the novel by Kem Nunn, Laurie plays Dr. Eldon Chance, a neuropsychiatrist who gets overly involved with the problems of one of his patients. His search for a solution leads him down some dark roads in his native San Francisco; a path that could affect his ongoing issues with a soon-to-be ex-wife and distancing relationship with their teenage daughter.

The psychological thriller is helmed by “Room” director Lenny Abrahamson and co-created by Nunn and Alexandra Cunningham (“Bates Motel,” “Aquarius”). The 1o-episode first season of “Chance” is set to premiere October 19 with new episodes airing weekly, exclusively on Hulu. Watch the trailer below.

Gretchen Mol as Jaclyn Blackstone, Hugh Laurie as Eldon Chance - Chance_Season 1, Episode 3, Photo Credit: David Moir/Hulu

The official synopsis reads as follows:

Based on the acclaimed novel by Kem Nunn, “Chance” is a provocative, psychological thriller that focuses on Dr. 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, Dr. Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Dr. Chance’s descent into the city’s wayward underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and 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.

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Ethan Suplee as D, Hugh Laurie as Eldon Chance - Chance_Season 1, Episode 3, Photo Credit: David Moir/Hulu

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