NBC wants Hugh Laurie to come play Blackbeard on its pirate show

Though he was only recently freed from the obligations of doing a weekly television series, giving him plenty of time to hit the road and sling New Orleans blues, Hugh Laurie is reportedly already in talks about getting back to regular work by starring in NBC's pirate drama Crossbones. The previously announced series from Luther creator Neil Cross—which is not to be confused with Michael Bay's own pirate drama over at Starz, as it will have less of the profanity and nudity one might associate with pirates—is currently courting Laurie to play the legendary Blackbeard, pirate ...
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