“Avenue 5” was renewed for the second season at HBO, the premium cable channel announced on Thursday.
The comedy was created and produced by Armando Iannucci, the mastermind of “Veep”. It will play 40 years in the future when the solar system is no longer just science fiction fantasy, but a booming business worth billions of dollars. The first season, with nine episodes, premiered on January 19.
“Avenue 5” plays Hugh Laurie as Captain Ryan Clark of Avenue 5; Josh Gad as billionaire Herman Judd, the mercury face and the name behind Avenue 5; Zach Woods as Head of Customer Relations Matt Spencer; Rebecca Front as a strong-willed passenger Karen Kelly; Suzy Nakamura as Iris Kimura, Judd’s right hand; Lenora Crichlow as engineer Billie McEvoy; Nikki Amuka-Bird as Rav Mulcair, Head of Judd Mission Control; and Ethan Phillips as Spike Martin, a space enthusiast and former astronaut.
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Season one guest stars include Andy Buckley (“The Office”) as Karen’s husband Frank; Jessica St. Clair (“American Housewife”) and Kyle Bornheimer (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) as feudal pair Mia and Doug; Neil Casey (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) as Cyrus, an engineer on Avenue 5; Matthew Beard (“The Imitation Game”) as Rav’s deputy Alan Lewis; Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”) as stand-up comedian Jordan Hatwal; Paterson Joseph (“Timeless”) as Judd’s business competitor Harrison; and Daisy May Cooper (“This Country”) as Sarah, a member of the bridge crew.
“We loved every minute of the 5 Avenue opening trip,” said Amy Gravitt, HBO’s executive vice president of programming. “Armando Iannucci and his team are masters of intelligent and concise comedy, and the cast of the ensemble, brilliantly directed by Hugh Laurie, is second to none. We can’t wait to see what awaits our unfortunate heroes in season two. “
“It was so great to be back at HBO in the first season of ‘Avenue 5’, and I’m doubly thrilled that HBO has now considered it right to take Captain Ryan Clark and his passengers and crew through an even more physical and emotional one To hell too next year, ”said Iannucci. “Nobody offers scared laughs better than Hugh Laurie, and we look forward to seeing what other impossible situations and existential crises we can plunge him, Josh Gad and the rest of our fantastic cast in next. Until the end of season 1 and beyond (in the second season)! “
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“It is exciting to discover that the room is not finite,” added Laurie. “I am very happy to continue this journey with Armando and HBO, and also with an amazing group of actors and writers who make me laugh every day. To the future! “
Avenue 5 is executive by Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Will Smith, co-executive by Peter Fellows and Becky Martin and Steve Clark-Hall.
The series is a co-production with Sky UK.
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