Created by two-time Emmy winner Armando Iannucci (HBO’s Veep), the eight-episode second season of Avenue 5 will debut on Monday, October 10 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. You can watch the trailer below and you’ll find the new key art underneath.
The comedy series is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business.
Avenue 5 takes us to a not-so-distant future where space tourism is a booming business.
While manning a luxury spacecraft owned by Herman Judd (Josh Gad), Captain Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie) finds himself in over his head when the ship is thrown disastrously off-course – turning what was meant to be an eight-week cruise into an eight-year journey.
Picking up five months after failing to reroute the vessel, season two follows the crew – including fiery engineer Billie (Lenora Crichlow), unpredictable head of customer relations Matt (Zach Woods), and faithful right-hand Iris (Suzy Nakamura) – as they struggle to lead, calm, control, and, if need be, hide from increasingly unruly passengers.
On earth, they’re lauded as heroes, and in space, everyone can hear them scream.
The Season 2 series regulars include Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Ethan Phillips.
The guest stars include Andy Buckley, Jessica St. Clair, Kyle Bornheimer, Adam Pålsson, Daisy May Cooper, Lucy Punch, Leila Farzad, Jonathan Aris and Arsher Ali.
The co-executive producers include Keith Akushie, Jon Brown, and Sean Gray. The supervising producers are Ian Martin and Rose Heiney, and the line producer is Richard Daldry.
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