HBO renews Avenue 5 for a second season
The doomed voyage of Avenue 5 will continue, as HBO renews the show for a second season, Variety has confirmed.
The show, developed by Armando Iannucci, is set forty years in the future and stars Hugh Laurie as Captain Ryan Clark of the titular luxury space vessel that is knocked off course.
Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming made the following statement:
“We’ve loved every minute of Avenue 5’s inaugural voyage. Armando Iannucci and his team are masters of smart and incisive comedy, and the ensemble cast, brilliantly captained by Hugh Laurie, is second to none. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for our hapless heroes in season two.”
“It was so great to be back again with HBO for the first season of ‘Avenue 5,’ so I’m doubly thrilled that HBO have now seen fit to put Captain Ryan Clark and his passengers and crew through even more physical and emotional hell next year too.
“Nobody provides angst-ridden laughs better than Hugh Laurie, and we’re looking forward to seeing what further impossible situations and existential crises we can plunge him, Josh Gad and the rest of our fantastic cast into next. To the end of season one and beyond (into season two)!”
Avenue 5 airs on Sky Atlantic in the UK. Check out our weekly reviews here.