As Armando Iannucci’s spaceship-set comedy will return for a second season following a successful debut.
The series, currently airing Tuesday nights at 10pm on Sky One, is set forty years in the future when travelling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business.
It stars Hugh Laurie as Avenue 5 Captain Ryan Clark, Josh Gad as billionaire Herman Judd, the mercurial face and name behind Avenue 5 and Zach Woods as head of customer relations Matt Spencer.
Also starring are Rebecca Front as strong willed passenger Karen Kelly, Suzy Nakamura as Iris Kimura, Judd’s right hand woman, Lenora Crichlow as engineer Billie McEvoy, Nikki Amuka-Bird as Rav Mulcair, head of Judd Mission Control and Ethan Phillips as Spike Martin, a space enthusiast and former astronaut.
Speaking about the new series, creator Armando Iannucci said “Sky is not the limit. There’s Space too. I’m thrilled Sky is giving me even more of it to play with. Nobody provides angst-ridden laughs better than Hugh Laurie, and we’re looking forward to seeing what further impossible situations and existential crises we can plunge him, Josh Gad and the rest of our fantastic cast into next.”
To which Hugh Laurie added "It’s thrilling to discover that space isn’t finite after all. I’m very excited to be continuing on this journey with Armando, HBO and Sky, and also an amazing group of actors and writers who make me laugh every day. Here’s to the future!”
Avenue 5 continues Tuesdays at 10pm on Sky One