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TCA16: Hulu Taps Jeffrey Donovan, Hugh Laurie for New Series

‘Shut Eye,’ ‘Chance’ Expand Hulu Originals 1/09/2016 11:30 AM Eastern

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Pasadena, Calif. -- Actors Jeffrey Donovan and Hugh Laurie will helm separate original series for Hulu, the over-the-top streaming service announced Saturday at its Television Critics Association press tour session.

 

Donovan (Burn Notice, Fargo) will star in Shut Eye, which takes a dark, comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organize crime syndicate that runs them, according to Hulu officials.

 

Psychological thriller Chance will star Laurie (House, Veep) as a forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.  

 

Hulu also announced a multi-year distribution deal with Sony which includes streaming rights to such TV series as  The Shield, Party of Five, Dawson’s Creek and Damages, as well Sony’s movie archive.

 

 

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