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'Chance': Star World Premiere HD to telecast Hugh Laurie show

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MUMBAI: Star World Premiere HD will telecast psychological thriller 'Chance'. Adapted from Kem Nunn’s noir-ish psychological thriller novel of the same name, it is also produced by Hugh Laurie who stars along with Diane Farr. The show, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, will air on 21 October at 10 pm.

Laurie is all set to make his comeback to prime time television with yet another story about a doctor, with a twist. Slated with entropy and darkness, the psychological thriller follows the story of Dr. Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based forensic neuro-psychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.

Hugh stated, “I honestly don't see any similarities, maybe because I've artificially erected a wall between the two things [in my mind]. Maybe I'm incorrect and it will be a distraction for the audience, but I hope not, because the characters are massively different. Their attitude to life is different; the story that unfolds is infinitely removed from [the world of House]."

Laurie said, “Underneath there’s a story of passion, love, violence, fear joy, and the profound exploration of what it is to be human. That’s in the first 90 seconds.”

He further added, “Generally speaking, the older form of television was about the central characters remaining the same while the surrounding characters changed.We're doing something rather different here, we're seeing a genuine transformation where characters are unrecognizable from where they started.”

The show also comprises of Gretchen Mol and Paul Adelstein.

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