Roadkill Trailer: Hugh Laurie leads PBS political thriller
PBS has debuted the first trailer and premiere date for the next series in its Masterpiece collection, Roadkill, starring Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager, House) as a seedy politician in the political thriller. The trailer can be viewed in the player below!
Created by David Hare (Collateral, The White Crow), the story centers on Peter Laurence (Laurie), a self-made forceful and charismatic politician. Peter’s public and private life seems to be falling apart – or rather is being picked apart by his enemies. As the personal revelations spiral, he is shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, expertly walking a high wire between glory and catastrophe as he seeks to further his own agenda while others plot to bring him down. However, events show just how hard it is, for both an individual and a country, to leave the past behind. With enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?
Alongside Laurie, the cast for the series includes Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, MotherFatherSon), Saskia Reeves (Luther, The Tragedy of King Richard the Second), Sarah Greene (Normal People, Dublin Murders), Pip Torrens (The Crown, Preacher) and Patricia Hodge (A Very English Scandal, Downton Abbey).
Roadkill is set to debut on Masterpiece PBS on November 1 at 9 p.m. EST.