Hugh Laurie is staying at HBO. Deadline reports the network has ordered a new TV show called Avenue 5.
From Veep creator Armando Iannucci, the series “is space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oyster.” The cast includes Laurie, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rebecca Front, Lenora Crichlow, Suzy Nakamura, and Ethan Phillips.
HBO has not yet announced a premiere date for Avenue 5, but you can read more info from Deadline below:
Laurie is Ryan Clark, Captain of space cruise ship Avenue 5. Gad plays 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.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Veep? Will you check out Avenue 5?