BBC One is teasing its new political thriller Roadkill with the first picture of star Hugh Laurie as "self-made, forceful and charismatic politician" Peter Laurence.

Releasing the first-look picture, the BBC says: "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?"

Roadkill is written by David Hare (The White Crow, The Hours) and directed by Michael Keillor (Line of Duty, Strike).

The cast also includes Irish star Sarah Greene (Normal People, Dublin Murders) opposite Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, MotherFatherSon), Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Accident, Westworld), Saskia Reeves (Us, The Child in Time) and Patricia Hodge (A Very English Scandal, Miranda).

Roadkill was filmed in London last year. A broadcast date has yet to be announced.

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