My Name Is Earl alum Ethan Suplee has booked a series regular role opposite Hugh Laurie in Hulu’s drama series Chance. The project is from author Kem Nunn, Room director Lenny Abrahamson, showrunner Alexandra Cunningham, producer Michael London and Fox 21 TV Studios.
Based on Nunn’s novel, Chance is described as a provocative psychological thriller that focuses on Eldon Chance (Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuro-psychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. Suplee will play D, a powerfully built, tattooed man of few words. To the extent he talks about his background, we gather he is ex-military and served in Afghanistan. These days he works under the radar doing antiques restoration. Gretchen Mol, LisaGay Hamilton, Paul Adelstein, Stefania LaVie Owen also star.
Suplee, known for his roles as Randy Hickey on My Name Is Earl and Wayne on Jennifer Falls, also appears in Netlix’s The Ranch. He’s repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and attorneys Steve Warren and Dan Fox.