From House to the High Seas – Hugh Laurie to be Blackbeard for NBC

Many Americans know Hugh Laurie as the grumpy Dr. House in the hit show that ran for the better part of a decade. But now the actor is going to be allowed to return to his roots, and his original accent, by playing a new part for a show on NBC.

And it sounds awesome. The show is “Crossbones,” a pirate drama where Laurie will be playing the famed pirate Blackbeard. When an assassin is sent to kill him, he slowly gets drawn into Blackbeard’s charismatic web, and the show is based on the book Republic of Pirates.

The hard part will be shaking the House off of him. When an actor has been in a prominent role like that for so long, it can be hard to leave behind. Also, NBC hasn’t exactly been shining with their dramas lately, and even their hits (Revolution) have been pretty bad. Hopefully Blackbeard is an exception to the rule.

Pirates don’t seem to be as trendy as they once were back when Captain Jack Sparrow was everywhere, but perhaps this is a good thing that it doesn’t feel like bandwagon jumping this far after the trend. And I’m not sure why it took this long for a network to develop a pirate show either. Bad or good, I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

One Response

  1. Volta December 3, 2012

Leave a Reply

Gary Marshall
Goodbye Gary Marshall: The Hollywood Star Is Dead At 81
Republican National Convention
The RNC Will Kill It in TV Ratings (But Will It Matter?)
The Big Bang Theory
Television Predictability: The “I knew it” Moments on the Small Screen
Designated Survivor
Fall Pilot Preview: ABC’s Designated Survivor
X-Men-Marvel-Fox-768x576
Rose McGowan Rips 20 Century Fox for X-Men: Apocalypse Billboard
Almost Paris Still/ Women Directors not at Cannes
Vive la Difference? Not in Hollywood. Case in Point: Almost Paris
Arrow
Amell Cousins Film Funding Campaign Closing in on $1.5M
denzel
Famous Celebrities Back in the Day
3
Ghostbusters: Unnecessary, But Welcome
Free State of Jones Movie Still
Why Everyone Should Go See the Movie “Free State of Jones”
Born on the 4th of July - Tom Cruise
Celebrate the Spirit of ’76 – 10 All-American 4th of July Movies
Disney
The Most Memorable Disney Channel Original Movies
Galactic Empire
Why Star Wars Fans Should Be Paying Attention to Galactic Empire
bruce-springsteen-chris-polk-getty-946
Bruce Springsteen Opens with Prince’s “Purple Rain” At Barclay’s Center
spike-jonze-portra_2808683b
10 Awesome Music Videos Directed by the Incomparable Spike Jonze
rolling-stones-concert
The 10 Greatest Rolling Stones Concerts of All-Time
150415194757-2015-playoff-graphic-2-041515.1200x672
The Top Five Moments in NBA Playoffs History
2themastes
Your Official Guide to Watching the Masters Tournament on TV
Austin X Games
X Games Austin 2016 Has an Amazing Sports and Music Lineup
nascar_daytona_nationwide_auto_racing_15301727
Seven Incredibly Dangerous Car Accidents in NASCAR History

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.