The BBC has yet another high-octane drama to keep us on the edge of our seats this autumn. Roadkill, from Line of Duty director Michael Keillor, is a new political thriller putting Westminster under the microscope. Starring Hugh Laurie, the four-part series, which kicked off on Sunday, 18 Oct, is set to explore the messier side of politics – think sabotage, sex scandals, and shady deals.
The story follows fictional MP Peter Laurence (played by Laurie), a forceful and charismatic politician with his eyes on the ultimate political prize – a top position in government. On a high from a landmark win in a newspaper libel case, Laurence is quickly brought down to earth when a series of personal and professional revelations that threaten his future are dug up by his enemies. Speaking about the series, Laurie commented, “Roadkill is a political drama about the price of success in the political realm, what it demands of the people who do it, and those around the person who does it. It’s pretty unforgiving.”
So who will be joining lead actor Hugh Laurie in what we expect will be our new TV obsession? Meet the main cast of Roadkill ahead.Credit: Original article published here.