Chance (TV series)

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Chance
Screenshot of Hulu's Chance TV show Titlecard.png
Title card
Genre
Based on Chance
by Kem Nunn
Developed by
Starring
Theme music composer Bear McCreary
Composer(s) Will Bates
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Jane Bartelme
Location(s) San Francisco, California
Cinematography Terry Stacey
Running time 41-50 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor 20th Television
Release
Original network Hulu
Original release October 19, 2016 (2016-10-19) – November 29, 2017 (2017-11-29)
External links
Website

Chance is an American television series created by Kem Nunn and Alexandra Cunningham starring Hugh Laurie. The series is based on the book by Nunn of the same name and was ordered straight-to-series on January 6, 2016, with a straight two-season-order containing twenty episodes.[1] It premiered on Hulu on October 19, 2016.[2] The second season premiered on October 11, 2017.[3] On January 9, 2018, the series was cancelled by Hulu after two seasons.[4]

Plot[edit]

The series focuses on a forensic neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Eldon Chance, living in San Francisco, who is semi-willingly pulled into his patient Jaclyn Blackstone's dangerous life of police corruption, manipulation, and abuse. While dealing with a divorce of his own and secrets he has been trying to hold back for years, he has to save Jaclyn, as well as himself, from her abusive partner, a "dirty" detective. Chance enlists the aid of an intelligent but violent furniture restorer, Darius, who moonlights as something of a mercenary, and they receive low-key assistance in their vigilante endeavor from another shady cop, Det. Hynes.

In the second season, Det. Hynes blackmails Chance and Darius into going after a software tycoon who may secretly be a serial killer, while the pair also use Darius's fighting skills to bring justice to the various abusers of Chance's patients. The once mild-mannered Chance finds himself drawn more deeply into Darius's view of violence as a solution to problems, while also dealing with his daughter's continuing struggle with mental health problems she may have inherited from him.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110October 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)December 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)
210October 11, 2017 (2017-10-11)November 29, 2017 (2017-11-29)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Summer of Love"Lenny AbrahamsonAlexandra Cunningham & Kem NunnOctober 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)
22"The Axiom of Choice"Lenny AbrahamsonAlexandra CunninghamOctober 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)
33"Hiring It Done"Michael LehmannKem NunnOctober 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)
44"The Mad Doctor"Carl FranklinPeter ElkoffNovember 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)
55"A Still Point in the Turning World"Roxann DawsonVictoria MorrowNovember 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)
66"The Unflinching Spark"Daniel AttiasSara GranNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)
77"Unlocking Your Hidden Powers"Michael LehmannAlexandra Cunningham & Kem NunnNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)[12]
88"The House of Space and Time"Andrew BernsteinPeter Elkoff & Victoria MorrowNovember 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)[12]
99"Camera Obscura"Dan AttiasSara Gran & Pete BeglerDecember 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)[12]
1010"Fluid Management"Michael LehmannAlexandra Cunningham & Kem NunnDecember 14, 2016 (2016-12-14)[12]

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
111"Multitiaxal System"Jonas PateAlexandra Cunningham & Kem NunnOctober 11, 2017 (2017-10-11) [13]
122"A Very Special Onion"Roxann DawsonPeter ElkoffOctober 11, 2017 (2017-10-11)[13]
133"The Flitcraft Parable"Carl FranklinAlyson Evans & Steve KornackiOctober 11, 2017 (2017-10-11)[13]
144"The Coping Mechanism"Nelson McCormickDave FlebotteOctober 18, 2017 (2017-10-18)[13]
155"The Collected Works of William Shakespeare"Jonas PateAndrew Gettens & Lauren MackenzieOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)[13]
166"Treasures in Jars of Clay"Daniel AttiasRyan ParrottNovember 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)[13]
177"Define Normal"Nelson McCormickPeter ElkoffNovember 8, 2017 (2017-11-08)[13]
188"An Infant, A Brute or a Wild Beast"Andrew BernsteinSteve Kornacki & Alyson EvansNovember 15, 2017 (2017-11-15)[13]
199"A Madness of Two"Jonas PateKem NunnNovember 22, 2017 (2017-11-22)[13]
2010"Especially If You Run Away"Nelson McCormickAlexandra Cunningham & Kem NunnNovember 29, 2017 (2017-11-29)[13]

Music[edit]

Electric PowWow Drum by A Tribe Called Red (previously used as the opening theme of Kagagi on APTN Kids) is played by Darius in episode 5, where he names the band to Chance. It plays again during episode 10 when Darius tells Chance about previous events, and during episode 13's car trip to check a widower's alibi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "'Chance' Drama Series Starring Hugh Laurie Lands 2-Season Order At Hulu". Deadline Hollywood. 
  2. ^ Denise Petski (June 24, 2016). "'Chance', 'Shut Eye', 'Mindy Project' & More Get Fall Premiere Dates On Hulu". Deadline.com. 
  3. ^ "Hulu Original Premiere Dates Press Release". hulu.com. July 26, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ Ausiello, Michael (9 January 2018). "Chance Cancelled at Hulu". TVLine. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  5. ^ Denise Petski (April 14, 2016). "Ethan Suplee Joins Hulu's Hugh Laurie Drama Series 'Chance'". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ Denise Petski (March 1, 2016). "'Chance' Drama Series Casts Greta Lee". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  7. ^ Denise Petski (February 18, 2016). "Lisa Gay Hamilton & Stefania LaVie Owen Cast In Hulu's 'Chance'". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ Nellie Andreeva (April 8, 2016). "Paul Adelstein Cast In Hugh Laurie Hulu Drama Series 'Chance'". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 3, 2016). "Gretchen Mol To Star In 'Chance' Hulu Drama Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ Nellie Andreeva (April 26, 2016). "Clarke Peters Joins Hulu's Hugh Laurie Drama Series 'Chance'". Deadline.com. 
  11. ^ Denise Petski (April 13, 2016). "Diane Farr Joins Hulu's Hugh Laurie Drama Series 'Chance'". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Shows A-Z - Chance on Hulu". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Chance: Season 2 Episodes". TVDB. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 

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