Hugh Laurie to star in new BBC thriller
He'll play a politician whose public and private life is falling apart.
Hugh Laurie is to take on the lead role in the BBC’s new political-thriller Roadkill.
The House actor will star as “self-made, forceful and charismatic” Conservative minister Peter Laurence whose public and private life is falling apart.
“As the personal revelations spiral, he is shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, expertly walking a high wire between glory and catastrophe as he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down,” the broadcaster’s official plot synopsis reads.
“However, events show just how hard it is, for both an individual and a country, to leave the past behind. With enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?”
It’s currently unknown who else will star alongside Laurie or when Roadkill will hit UK screens.
The four-part series will be directed by Michael Keillor, who also worked on the critically-acclaimed police procedural Line of Duty.
Academy-Award nominated screenwriter David Hare will write the script with George Faber and Mark Pybus for The Forge acting as executive producers.
“Roadkill is a thriller which explores the relationship between personal morality and political power. Hugh Laurie is an incredible actor who will play this fictional role with utter conviction,” said Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama.