NBC in Talks with Hugh Laurie to Star in Pirate Drama Deadline

NBC is in discussions with “House” star Hugh Laurie to star in a pirate drama series called "Crossbones," which comes from "Luther" creator Neil Cross, reports

Unlike "House," in which Laurie played an American, the actor would use his native British accent in the role of Blackbeard, the English pirate, the story adds.

The 10-episode series is set in 1715 and tracks Blackbeard as he rules over an island populated by thieves and outlaws, the story notes.