Set Used for HBO’s ‘Avenue 5’ Damaged in Warner Bros. U.K. Studio Fire

Variety | 7/11/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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The huge blaze that British firefighters extinguished after 15 hours was on a set being used for HBO’s space comedy “Avenue 5.”

HBO said production continues, but the team behind the show are left figuring out how to finish shooting the final two installments of the comedy. “The fire at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden has affected one of the sets of HBO’s ‘Avenue 5,’” it said in a statement. “Production continues as the producers and writers assess the best plan to complete filming of the final two episodes of the series.”

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Armando Iannucci (“Veep”) created the series and thanked the emergency services. “On behalf of the entire cast and crew of ‘Avenue 5,’ I want to thank the firefighters who’ve been working tirelessly throughout the night to keep everyone and everything safe,” he said. “I send my thoughts to the residents in the area who were disturbed by the night’s events. It was a beautiful set but everyone’s safety is...
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