Approximately three years removed from his brilliant portrayal of Dr. Gregory House, the pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, TVLine.com reports that Hugh Laurie is returning to the small screen to join the cast of Veep, the HBO political comedy series which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the country’s vice-president-turned-Commander-in-Chief. While this will be Laurie’s first scripted small screen series effort since House ended in 2012, the former Golden Globe winner hasn’t seen his workload diminish too much choosing instead to focus on his first love, music, releasing two CD’s and filming the PBS special, “Let Them Talk”, which took Laurie on at trip to New Orleans to explore the roots of blues and jazz music, and “Live on the Queen Mary”, which also aired on PBS.
While his Veep role remains somewhat secretive (now that Dreyfus is POTUS, could he possibly become the new ‘Veep’?), Laurie has already begun filming in Baltimore for the upcoming fourth season which will premiere in 2015. The coming year is already shaping up to be a busy year for Laurie who will also star alongside fellow English actor, Tom Hiddleston (Thor, I Saw the Light), in the upcoming BBC adaptation of the John le Carre novel, The Night Manager, which will also broadcast on AMC network in America.
Season four of Veep is set to air in 2015 on HBO. I could vote for a Louis-Dreyfus/Laurie next election, how about you?