Chance, a drama series from Fox 21 Television Studios (Homeland, The Americans, People V. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story) based on the novel by Kem Nunn (Tapping the Source), will join Hulu’s original programming slate. The series is a provocative psychological thriller that focuses on a forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. Hulu has ordered two seasons — a total of 20 episodes and the series is slated to premiere in 2016.
Golden Globe®-winning actor, Hugh Laurie (Veep, Night Manager, House) will star as Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist. 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.
Director, Lenny Abrahamson (Room), is attached to executive produce and direct several episodes.
Alexandra Cunningham (Desperate Housewives, Prime Suspect) and Kem Nunn, author of Tapping the Source and co-creator of John from Cincinnati, adapted Nunn’s novel and will serve as Executive Producers alongside Michael London (Milk, Trumbo, Sideways) and his Groundswell Productions, Laurie and Abrahamson. Brian Grazer (Empire, A Beautiful Mind) will also Executive Produce.