Avenue 5 is coming soon to HBO, and viewers are now being given a look at the new comedy, which stars Hugh Laurie. The network released a new trailer and poster promoting the series on Monday. The series will premiere in January.
HBO revealed more about the plot of the series in a press release. Check that out below.
“New HBO comedy series AVENUE 5 debuts SUNDAY, JAN. 19 (10:00–10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Created by Armando Iannucci of Veep, AVENUE 5 is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business.
The series stars Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the confident and suave captain of Avenue 5, a space cruise ship with luxury amenities like gourmet buffets, a spa, an observation deck and yoga classes. As the series begins, Avenue 5’s eight-week journey around Saturn is underway and its systems are optimal. But when the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it’s up to Ryan and his crew to calm the disgruntled passengers and find a way to deal with unexpected events onboard — though they may or may not be equipped for the task.
The cast includes Hugh Laurie (Emmy® nominee for Veep, Golden Globe winner for House M.D.); Josh Gad (Murder on the Orient Express), Zach Woods (HBO’s Silicon Valley), Rebecca Front (Poldark, BAFTA winner for The Thick of It), Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken), Lenora Crichlow (Being Human), Nikki Amuka-Bird (CINEMAX’s Quarry) and Ethan Phillips (Inside Llewyn Davis).
Created by Armando Iannucci; teleplay by Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche; story by Armando Iannucci; executive producers, Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Will Smith; co-executive producer, Peter Fellows; produced by Steve Clark-Hall.”
Check out the new trailer and poster for Avenue 5 below.
What do you think? Will you watch Hugh Laurie’s new series? Is it being added to your list of things to watch in January?