HBO’s new Avenue 5 with Hugh Laurie looks hilarious
The man behind popular political comedy Veep has unveiled the trailer for a new HBO show dubbed Avenue 5.
The series, created by Armando Iannucci, stars Hugh Laurie alongside Josh Gad. The show will debut on January 19.
Avenue 5 sees Laurie take on the role of Ryan Clark, a space captain onboard a luxury vessel. On an eight week cruise around the planet Saturn, something goes wrong. As the atmosphere turns to chaos, it is up to Laure and his crew to calm down the unhappy customers and attempt to solve other serious problems on the horizon.
Created and co-written by Iannucci, Avenue 5 is set 40-years in the future. Josh Gad takes on the role of an eccentric millionaire, while Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ethan Phillips and Zach Woods (from Silicon Valley) also star.
Hugh Laurie last worked with Iannucci less than a year ago, with the final episode of Veep. Laurie played the role of Senator Tom James alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Mayer.
You can check out the full trailer below: