This Sunday will see the ABC premiere the four-part political drama Roadkill starring Hugh Laurie.
Laurie stars as Peter Laurence – a self-made, forceful and charismatic politician whose public and private life seems to be falling apart. The series also features Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) as acerbic Prime Minister Dawn Ellison.
Commissioned by BBC One with Masterpiece in the USA – Roadkill recently premiered in the UK on the 18th October.
The ABC has rushed it to Australian screens after picking up first window TV rights, while Stan has acquired second window SVOD rights for the four-part drama.
Peter’s public and private life seems to be falling apart – or rather is being picked apart by his enemies.
As the personal revelations spiral, he is shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, expertly walking a high wire between glory and catastrophe as he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down.
However, events show just how hard it is, for both an individual and a country, to leave the past behind. With enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?
Peter Laurence is on a high after winning a libel case against a newspaper that accused him of corruption. But he’s soon brought back down to earth when he discovers he may have a daughter in prison.
He must stay poker-faced when Prime Minister, Dawn Ellison (Helen McCrory) promises to promote him to a great office of state, on the condition that he has no more secrets.
Whilst Peter celebrates with his girlfriend, Madeleine, his daughter, Lily (Millie Brady) is at a party taking drugs, unaware someone is taking pictures.
Peter is furious when Dawn reveals he will be made Minister of Justice, rather than Foreign Secretary, and he must toe the line.