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Hugh Laurie Set to Star in HBO Comedy Pilot 'Avenue 5'!

Hugh Laurie has an exciting new role!

The 59-year-old House star is set to star in the leading role in Veep creator Armando Iannucci‘s upcoming HBO comedy pilot Avenue 5, according to Variety.

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The show is described as “a comedy set in the future, mostly in space.”

Hugh is Ryan Clark, the charming and in-control American captain of Avenue 5.

HBO has reportedly given the project a pilot commitment, with an order for back-up scripts.

Hugh previously worked with Armando when the actor starred in Season 4 of Veep as U.S. Senator Tom James. They’ve also worked on the upcoming film The Personal History of David Copperfield, due out in 2019.

Hulu Cancels 'Chance' After Two Seasons

Chance, the Hugh Laurie-starring drama series, has been canceled after two seasons.

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The streaming outlet’s decision was made public on Tuesday (January 9), The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

The show, which was Hugh‘s first series since ending his run on House in 2012, was based on the Kem Nunn novel of the same name about a forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.

While Hulu does not release ratings information, the series maintained an 81% rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

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VIDEO: Billy Bob Thornton & Hugh Laurie Win Big for TV Performances at Golden Globes

Billy Bob Thornton and Hugh Laurie made their TV shows proud tonight!

The actors both won big at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Billy won Best Actor in a Drama TV Series (for his role as Billy McBride in Goliath), and Hugh snagged the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture for TV (for his role as Richard Onslow Roper in The Night Manager).

Also spotted on the red carpet was nominee Bob Odenkirk, his wife Naomi Odenkirk, nominee Bryan Cranston, and his wife Robin Dearden.

Watch Hugh react to the win below.

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Hugh Laurie Suits Up For Hulu 'Chance' Premiere - Watch Trailer!

Hugh Laurie is dapper in a suit while attending the premiere of his new Hulu series Chance held at the Harmony Gold Theatre on Monday (October 17) in Los Angeles.

The 57-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Gretchen Mol and her husband Tod Williams, Diane Farr, Paul Adelstein and his wife KaDee Strickland, Stefania LaView Owen and LisaGay Hamilton.

Based on Kem Nunn‘s novel, Chance is described as a provocative psychological thriller that focuses on Eldon Chance (Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness – Watch the trailer below!


‘Chance’ Official Trailer

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Minnie Driver, Angela Bassett, & Kathy Bates Are All Ready for Emmys 2016

Minnie Driver, Angela Bassett, and Kathy Bates arrive in style at the 2016 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (September 18) in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance at the big show were Angela‘s husband Courtney B Vance, Scandal‘s Tony Goldwyn, Bull‘s Michael Weatherly, and The Night Manager‘s Hugh Laurie.

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If you missed the show, you can check out the full list of winners right here!

FYI: Minnie is wearing a Versace dress, Tamara Mellon shoes, a Rodo clutch, Irit earrings, and a Le Vian ring. Angela is wearing Rene Caovilla shoes and Coomi jewels. Tony is wearing Brooks Brothers. Hugh is wearing Brunello Cucinelli.

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