US streaming service Hulu has released the first look teaser for their new series Chance, which is directed by Irish Oscar nominee Lenny Abrahamson.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Kem Nunn, Chance is a provocative, psychological thriller that focuses on Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.

The series star Hugh Laurie in the lead role, and features Gretchen Mol, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Paul Adelstein, Ethan Suplee, and Stefania LaVie Owen. It was picked up by Hulu with a two season order of 20 episodes, and is set to premiere on the streaming service on October 19th.

Abrahamson, Nunn, and Michael London are executive producers on the series along with Alexandra Cunningham, who will act as showrunner.

Having received an Academy Award nomination for Best director for his last film Room, Abrahamson has his pick of next projects. He is currently attached to an adaptation of Laird Hunt’s Civil War novel Neverhome; an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger with Frank star Domhnall Gleeson; an adaptation of Neal Bascomb’s upcoming book The Grand Escape, and a biography of boxer Emile Griffith, based on the book A Man’s World: The Double Life Of Emile Griffith. The last one is set to be his next project as he is currently working with Irish world champion former boxer Barry McGuigan and his fighter Carl Frampton to get more insight on the sport.

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