Avenue 5 teaser: Hugh Laurie is the captain of a sinking spaceship
HBO has released the official teaser for their upcoming space comedy series Avenue 5, featuring our first look at Hugh Laurie as the captain of a sinking space cruise ship. Created by Armando Iannucci, the series will be making its debut on January 2020. Also starring Josh Gad and Zach Woods, you can check out the video in the player below!
Avenue 5 is described as a space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oystery. With Hugh Laurie as the Captain, nothing can go wrong.
The series stars Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Laurie (House) as Ryan Clark, the captain of the titular Avenue 5, Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) as Matt Spencer, Avenue 5’s Head of Customer Relations described as a nihilist who is also a nice guy who can’t wait to get to the end of his final cruise before promotion to a more senior role on earth, and Josh Gad (Frozen 2) as Herman Judd, the face and name behind Avenue 5 and the whole Judd brand, including hotels, fitness clubs, and space tourism.
It also features BAFTA winner Rebecca Front (The Thick of It) as Karen Kelly, Nikki Amuka-Bird (Luther) as Rav Muclair, Lenora Crichlow (Deception) as Billie McEvoy, Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager) as Spike Martin, Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken) as Iris Kimura, and Himesh Patel as Jordan Hatwal.
Avenue 5 is created, written and executive produced by Veep’s Armando Iannucci. It will also be executive produced by Simon Blackwell, Kevin Loader, Will Smith.