The doc­tor is in

Foren­sic neu­ropsy­chi­a­trist Dr Chance is putting his life on the line with his new pa­tient in Chance.

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Chance Sea­son 1 Tues­days (from 27 June) M-Net (*101) 23:30

“This is about a vul­ner­a­ble, ex­posed char­ac­ter,” warns Hugh Laurie (Dr Gregory House in drama se­ries House MD, 2004-2012). He plays Dr El­don Chance in Chance (2016cur­rent), a foren­sic neu­ropsy­cha­trist who gets in over his head help­ing his new pa­tient. “He be­comes un­help­fully ob­sessed,” says the Bri­tish ac­tor. “He doesn’t re­alise un­til it’s too late that he’s now in­volved with po­lice cor­rup­tion, phys­i­cal and emo­tional abuse and very dan­ger­ous peo­ple.” He adds that “Chance isn’t an anti-hero. He could be any­one of us. He’s just made one tragic mis­take af­ter the next”.


The se­ries is based on the 2014 fic­tion novel of the same name by Kem Nunn, who’s also the show cre­ator. “I wanted to have this guy [El­don] be­ing crushed by his pro­fes­sion and hav­ing his life un­ravel,” says the au­thor. “What has re­ally ex­cited me about this project is the level of tal­ent we had in­ter­ested.”


Split-per­son­al­ity Ja­clyn

Black­stone (Gretchen Mol, Nina in mu­si­cal dram­edy Mozart In The Jun­gle, 2014- cur­rent) sees Dr Chance for her black­out episodes. But drama’s com­ing! Ja­clyn’s abu­sive de­tec­tive hubby Ray Black­stone (Paul Adel­stein, Leo in drama show The Fixer, 2013- cur­rent) is a vi­o­lent, ma­nip­u­la­tive so­cio­pathic pimp who con­trols Ja­clyn.

Dr Suzanne Sil­ver (LisaGay Hamil­ton, Celia in drama House Of Cards, 2013- cur­rent) is Chance’s best friend who tells him what he needs to hear.

Ni­cole (Ste­fa­nia LaVie Owen, Dor­rit in com­edy The Car­rie Di­aries, 20132014) is Chance’s daugh­ter who’s re­belling against her par­ents’ di­vorce but still needs her “daddy”. And Dar­ius “D” Pringle (Ethan Su­plee, Randy in com­edy My Name Is Earl, 2005-2009) is an an­tiquelov­ing, weapon-mak­ing trou­bled man who is be­friended by Chance.

Dr El­don Chance is go­ing to find a lot more trou­ble than he’d bar­gained on.

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