For all of you who though Hugh Laurie was done with TV shows after eight long years portraying the grumpy genius doctor Gregory House, you were wrong. The British star is definitely going back to small screens in 2016 as he just signed up to star in the upcoming drama series “Chance”.

The Story

The show is based on the latest book by Kem Nunn’s, the bestseller writer who also wrote “Tapping the Source” (1984), “Unassigned Territory” (1986), “The Dogs of Winter” (1997), etc.

Chance focuses on a San Francisco forensic neuropsychiatrist Eldon Chance (Laurie), whose life is turned upside down after an unexpected and ill-advised encounter with one alluring patient.

Chance then faces her abusive detective husband and is “forced to dip into the dark underbelly of the city”.

To make matters even worse for our protagonist, he also has to deal with a difficult divorce while bringing his outlawed teenage daughter.

Much like Laurie’s character House explored the hidden secrets of human body, the Chance character will do exactly the same but with the human mind. Sounds good to us.

Other Details

Nunn is in also as an executive producer alongside Michael London, Brian Grazer, Laurie and Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”), while Lenny is on board to direct several episodes as well. Alexandra Cunningham (“Desperate Housewives”) will serve as showrunner.

“Chance” will come from Fox 21 Television Studios, and Hulu has ordered two seasons so far, which makes a total of 20 episodes. For now, that is.