Avenue 5 is a science fiction comedy series set in space about a captain and an owner of a fictional interplanetary cruise ship.
Avenue 5 Season 2 is set to premiere on October 10 on HBO Max.
Cast and creators
- Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark
- Josh Gad as Herman Judd
- Zach Woods as Matt Spencer
- Rebecca Front as Karen Kelly
- Suzy Nakamura as Iris Kimura
- Lenora Crichlow as Billie McEvoy
Created by Armando Iannucci
“Avenue 5 has been described as “set in the future, mostly in space. On board, the interplanetary cruise ship, the Avenue 5, a momentary loss of artificial gravity and the accidental death of its chief engineer sends the titular vessel a few degrees off course. It’s estimated it will take the ship three years to return to Earth, and with only enough supplies to sustain her many passengers for the intended eight-week long cruise, the crew of the Avenue 5 must struggle to maintain order and return the craft safely”
The series is created by Armando Iannucci who has been acclaimed for his former shows The Thick of It and Veep.
The captain is trying to figure out how to tell the increasingly agitated crew and passengers that they would not be able to return to Earth for eight years, rather than the scheduled eight weeks. Furthermore, the food supply is decreasing… and they may be on a collision course with the sun as well.
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