The cast and creators of Hulu’s new series “Chance” were on-hand for the premiere this past Monday night (Oct. 17). Gold Derby was at the Harmony Gold Theater in Los Angeles and snagged red carpet interviews with stars Hugh Laurie, Diane Farr, Stefania LaVie Owen and Paul Adelstein, as well as creators Kem Nunn and Alexandra Cunningham and composer Will Bates.
Based on Nunn’s book of the same name, this new thriller stars Laurie as Dr. Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based neuropsychiatrist who becomes entangled in a dangerous web of corruption, mistaken identity, and violence after falling in love with a mysterious woman (Gretchen Mol). Recent Oscar-nominee Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”) directed the first two episodes and serves as an executive producer.
Laurie has received nine Emmy nominations throughout his career: seven for “House” (Drama Actor in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, and Drama Series in 2009) and two for “The Night Manager” (Movie/Mini Supporting Actor and Limited Series). He has also won two Golden Globes out of six nominations for “House” (2006, 2007). Cunningham reaped an Emmy bid for Comedy Series as one of the executive producers on “Desperate Housewives” (2005) and a WGA nod for “Rome” (New Series, 2006). Nunn has also been nominated by the WGA as one of the writers on “Deadwood” (Dramatic Series, 2007).
“Chance” premiere on Hulu this Wednesday (Oct. 19). Key critics have embraced the show. Verne Gay (Newsday) calls it “one of the best new fall series,” and David Weigand (San Francisco Chronicle) says “Laurie is excellent and quickly establishes Dr. Eldon Chance as a distinctly separate character from Dr. Gregory House.”And Darren Franich (Entertainment Weekly) admits, “I’m hooked on ‘Chance.'” Hulu is so excited about the series that it picked it up for a second season before the first episode even aired.
Click a name below to watch a short red carpet video recorded before the event:
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