There couldn’t be a better person to play a shady politician hidden behind an irrepressible charm plating in the new Masterpiece on PBS Roadkill than Hugh Laurie’s legendary Briton puts himself in the shoes of a politician whose personal life slowly threatens to demolish his carefully crafted public life in upcoming thriller With recent hot streaks on shows like HBO’s Avenue 5 and Hulu’s Catch 22, Laurie appears to have chosen another high profile project for her unique skills as a performer.
The Roadkill trailer sees Laurie transform into Peter Laurence, a self-made man whose career in politics seems to be going very well and as planned.But Peter’s life is about to be thrown more than a few big curve balls as the various skeletons in his closet threaten to come out and destroy any chance of him rising higher in the political food chain Soon Peter is dealing with a variety of tangles and lies in an attempt to keep his life together, but the disaster is always around the corner
Roadkill consists of four episodes of one hour each.In addition to Laurie, Roadkill stars Saskia Reeves (Luther), Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders), Iain De Caestecker (Agents of SHjeELré), Pip Torrens (The Crown ), Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom), Danny Ashok (Four Lions), Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld), and many more Roadkill was created by Michael Keillor (M Selfridge) and is written by David Hare (The Hours)
Roadkill premieres on Masterpiece on PBS at 9 / 8c on Sunday November 1st Watch the official trailer below
Ambition knows no bounds, nor does corruption in this political thriller starring Laurie as scheming British government minister Written by two-time Oscar nominee David Hare, Roadkill airs in four episodes action-packed co-stars Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders), Saskia Reeves (Us), Pip Torrens (The Crown) and Patricia Hodge (A Very English Scandal) Crime May Not Pay, But Politics Certainly Does
Allie Gemmill is the weekend editor for Collider You can follow them on Twitter @_matineeidle
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