From Armando Ianucci, the creator of hit HBO political comedy series Veep, comes a space comedy series starring Hugh Laurie as the Captain of the titular cruise ship in the space tourism industry. Of course, there’s nothing but problems for him and the crew – as well as the company back on Earth – to deal with. Josh Gad plays the billionaire behind the corporation.
Ianucci aced it with Veep and he could very well be giving HBO another hit with this. It looks silly – and in this writer’s opinion, pretty damn funny. Check out the trailer below.
Avenue 5, also starring Zach Woods, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rebecca Front, Lenora Crichlow, Suzy Nakamura and Ethan Phillips, will premiere on HBO on January 19.