The Wire and Treme alum Clarke Peters has been cast in Hulu’s drama series Chance, toplined by Hugh Laurie and Gretchen Mol. The project is from author Kem Nunn, Room director Lenny Abrahamson, showrunner Alexandra Cunningham, producer Michael London and Fox 21 TV Studios.
Peters is set to recur in Season 1, with a series regular options for the second and subsequent seasons. (Chance has a two-season, 20-episode straight-to-series order for a late 2016 premiere.)
Based on Nunn’s novel, Chance is a 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. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient, Jaclyn Blackstone (Mol), who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse Raymond Blackstone (Paul Adelstein), who also happens to be a ruthless police detective.
Peters will play Carl, gay, cultured, well-spoken and old-school antiques dealer who knows his business inside and out – as well as how to increase an object’s market value through means both legitimate and not.
Peters, who is closing a run of The Royale at Lincoln Center, recently recurred on Marvel’s Jessica Jones and also has an recurring role on WGN America’s Underground. He is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and Conway van Gelder Grant,