20 November 2012 1:58 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

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Hugh Laurie is in negotiations to star in NBC’s forthcoming pirate drama Crossbones, our sister site Deadline reports.

The 10-episode action-adventure series, written and co-executive produced by Luther‘s Neil Cross, takes place in 1715. Laurie would play Edward Teach, Aka the pirate Blackbeard, who rules over the various thieves and ne’er-do-wells that populate the Bahamian island of New Providence.

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And because Blackbeard is British, Laurie would be »


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