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Hugh Laurie-Led Sci-Fi Comedy From Veep Creator Snags HBO Collection Order

HBO’s Hugh Laurie-captained house satire Avenue 5 is prepared for launch.

The cabler has handed a sequence order to the futuristic sci-fi comedy, which hails from Veep creator Armando Iannucci and in addition stars Silicon Valley‘s Zach Woods and The Comedians‘ Josh Gad.

Per the sequence’ logline, Avenue 5 is a “house tourism comedy set 40 years sooner or later when the photo voltaic system is everybody’s oyster. With Hugh Laurie because the Captain, nothing can go mistaken?”

Laurie, who labored with Iannuci on Veep, stars as Ryan Clark, the “suave, outwardly assured, managed and personable” captain of house cruise ship Avenue 5. Gad’s Herman Judd, in the meantime is the “face and title behind Avenue 5, and the entire Judd model, together with lodges, health golf equipment and house tourism.”


Woods, whose participation in Silicon Valley‘s possibly-final season won’t be affected by his series-regular casting right here, will co-star as Matt Spencer, Avenue 5’s Head of Buyer Relations. “Regardless of being a nihilist, Matt is a pleasant man who can’t wait to get to the tip of his last cruise earlier than promotion to a extra senior function on Earth,” in keeping with the official character description, which additionally notes that Matt “has a efficiency background, however gave up attempting to make it as an entertainer years in the past.”

The ensemble additionally consists of English actress Rebecca Entrance in addition to Nikki Amuka-Chicken (Luther), Lenora Crichlow (Deception), Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken) and Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager).

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