First image released of Hugh Laurie in upcoming BBC One drama Roadkill

Hugh Laurie as Peter Laurence in Roadkill (credit: BBC)

Created by playwright Sir David Hare, Roadkill follows the charming and assertive politician Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie), whose public and private life comes under strain when enemies threaten to upend him.

As personal secrets spiral out of control, Peter, untroubled by shame or remorse, remains determined to further his own political agenda and avoid complete catastrophe.

Despite Peter’s best efforts, however, events reveal just how hard it is to leave the past behind, for both an individual and a country.