New Show Roadkill Coming to MASTERPIECE
Hugh Laurie and Helen McCrory star in the thriller from David Hare
Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager, House) and Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, MotherFatherSon) have been cast in Roadkill, a new political thriller from David Hare (Collateral, The White Crow).
Roadkill is about Peter Laurence (Hugh 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?
“The casting of Roadkill illustrates the extraordinary depth and range newly on show in British film acting,” David Hare said. “Hugh Laurie is leading a great ensemble.
Joining Laurie and McCrory in the cast are Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Accident, Westworld), Saskia Reeves (Us, The Child in Time), Sarah Greene (Dublin Murders, Normal People), Patricia Hodge (A Very English Scandal, Miranda), Ophelia Lovibond (W1A, Hooten & the Lady), Iain De Caestecker (Us, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Katie Leung (Chimerica, Strangers), Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White, Apple Tree Yard), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots, MotherFatherSon) Shalom Brune-Franklin (Our Girl, Bad Mothers), Pip Torrens (Poldark, Preacher), Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and Danny Ashok (Deep Water, Capital).