HBO Orders New Space Tourism Comedy From Veep Creator Starring Hugh Laurie

TVGuide.com | 4/22/2019 | Rachel Paige
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HBO is about to blast off into uncharted territory. As the cable network prepares to say goodbye to not one but two long-time staples on its schedule, Game of Thrones and Veep, it is at least keeping the spirit of one of them on our screens for the near immediate future. HBO has ordered the comedy Avenue 5, from Veep creator Armando Iannucci, to series.

Avenue 5 is set 40 years in the future and is described by Varietyas a "space tourism comedy... when the solar system is everyone's oyster." Hugh Laurie is starring in the show as Captain Ryan Clark, alongside Josh Gad, Zach Woods, and Nikki Amuka-Bird. Gad is playing Herman Judd, who's a billionaire and the face and name behind Avenue 5; Woods is playing Matt Spencer, who's the Head...
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