The inevitable question… Hugh Laurie contract will end after season seven. Is he coming back for an eight season of House?
Well… that will obviously depend on how much left is there to be said about House and his story.
Michael Ausiello did a little Q&A with Hugh Laurie, about if House is leaving? Is Hugh Laurie leaving House and stuff like that…
“I have no idea” how much longer the show will run, he tells me. “I only hope we’ll know when the time is right [to close up shop]. When people blunder on for five years after [they should have called it quits]… it gets taken out of your hands. Someone will say, ‘That’s it.’
“But for now,” he adds, “I’m immensely proud of the things we did this season.”
So, given the quality of material he’s still getting to play, it shouldn’t come as a shock that he says “I am open” to continuing House beyond season 7
“This sounds like I’m trying to avoid [the question]. I’m not,” he insists. “I have the brain of a hamster and I can’t think beyond 5 o’clock this afternoon. I really am that stupid.
“I can only say,” he continues, “I think we’ll have a sense next year at some point” about whether to keep going.
What do you think? Should Hugh Laurie leave House after season 7? Or should House continue on?