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Armando Iannucci's AVENUE 5 Lands at HBO

Armando Iannucci's AVENUE 5 Lands at HBO

Deadline reports that HBO has picked up a new series from Armando Iannucci, the creator of Veep: a space comedy called Avenue 5, starring Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Zach Woods and Nikki Amuka-Bird.

Avenue 5 is space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone's oyster. With Hugh Laurie as the Captain, nothing can go wrong. Rebecca Front, Lenora Crichlow, Suzy Nakamura and Ethan Phillips also star.

Laurie plays Ryan Clark, Captain of space cruise ship Avenue 5. Gad is Herman Judd, the billionaire face and name behind Avenue 5 and the whole Judd brand, including hotels, fitness clubs and space tourism. Woods is Matt Spencer, Head of Customer Relations.

Amuka-Bird portrays Rav Mulcair, Head of Judd Mission Control on Earth. Front is Karen Kelly, a born leader who illicitly boarded Avenue 5 using her sister's non-transferable ticket. Crichlow plays Billie McEvoy, the second engineer. Nakamura is Iris Kimura, Judd's right-hand-woman. Phillips portrays Spike Martin, an elderly space enthusiast and former astronaut who is a grizzled womanizer and heavy drinker.

Read the original story on Deadline.



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