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Armando Iannucci, the director of movies like The Death of Stalin and In the Loop and the creator of TV comedies The Thick of It and Veep, is returning to HBO with a new TV show.
Iannucci stepped away from being Veep‘s showrunner after season 4 and hasn’t worked in television since, but that’s about to change with Avenue 5, a HBO science fiction series that will star Hugh Laurie (House, Tomorrowland), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office), and Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels).
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Deadline reports that Avenue 5 has officially received a series order from HBO, and they relay the show’s official logline:
“Avenue 5 is space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oyster. With Hugh Laurie as the Captain, nothing can go wrong.”
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Laurie plays Ryan Clark, the captain of the titular space cruise ship. Gad plays Herman Judd, a billionaire who funded the Avenue 5 and has a whole brand based on “hotels, fitness clubs, and space tourism.”
The fact that Zach Woods, one of the best improvisers I’ve ever seen, is on board here worried me at first, because I love his work on Silicon Valley and I...
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