All Aboard Hugh Laurie's AVENUE 5!
All Aboard Avenue 5, the brand new sci-fi comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci (Veep, The Thick Of It) and starring our wonderful HUGH LAURIE. The high-concept comedy, set "mostly in space", is set to premiere in the USA on 19 January on HBO, and at 10pm on Wednesday 22 January on Sky One in the UK.
Avenue 5 is a space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone's oyster. Onboard the titular interplanetary cruise ship, a massive systems malfunction sends the vessel far off course. It's estimated it will take the ship years to return to Earth, and with only enough supplies to sustain her many passengers for the intended month-long cruise, the crew of the Avenue 5 must struggle to maintain order and return the craft safely. And so the hilarity unfolds...
Hugh stars as the ship's dashing captain Ryan Clark. Suave, outwardly confident, controlled and personable, Ryan is the man you want in charge of a crisis.
Check out the trailer below and don't miss the premier next Wednesday.