Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 19, 2020 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rebecca Front, Lenora Crichlow, Suzy Nakamura, and Ethan Phillips.
TV show description:
A sci-fi comedy series, the Avenue 5 TV show is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of fiction, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business.
Created by Armando Iannucci (Veep), the story follows Ryan Clark (Laurie), the confident and suave captain of “Avenue 5.” It’s a space cruise ship that features 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. When a malfunction occurs aboard the ship, it’s up to engineer Billie McEvoy (Crichlow) to warn Clark, Avenue 5 owner Herman Judd (Gad), and Judd’s right-hand-woman, Iris Kimura (Nakamura), that the incident may have a cataclysmic knock-on effect.
As Rav Mulcair (Amuka-Bird) manages the situation from mission control back on Earth, Matt Spencer (Woods), the head of customer relations, tries his best to calm frayed nerves on board. Meanwhile, persistent passenger Karen Kelly (Front) discovers the crew may know more than they’re letting on.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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