“Ok boys and girls, let’s keep our eyes on the prize. Fly safe, fly true,” says Hugh Laurie’s Captain Ryan Clark in the opening minutes of a first-look teaser for HBO’s Avenue 5, Armando Iannucci’s space tourism comedy series.
Created, written and executive produced by Iannucci, who directed the pilot, Avenue 5 is set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oyster. With Laurie as the Captain, nothing can go wrong. Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rebecca Front, Lenora Crichlow, Suzy Nakamura and Ethan Phillips co-star.
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.
Kevin Loader, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Will Smith executive produce.
Check out the first-look trailer above.
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