Sunday, December 8, 2019

HBO Reveals Premiere Date for New Comedy 'Avenue 5' Starring Hugh Laurie

HBO has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original comedy series Avenue 5 starring Hugh Laurie (House, Veep).

The new comedy will premiere on Sunday, January 19 at 10/9c.

Laurie stars as Ryan Clark, the confident and suave captain of "Avenue 5," a space cruise ship with luxury amenities like gourmet buffets, a spa, an observation deck and yoga classes. As the series begins, Avenue 5's eight-week journey around Saturn is underway and its systems are optimal. But when the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it's up to Ryan and his crew to calm the disgruntled passengers and find a way to deal with unexpected events onboard - though they may or may not be equipped for the task.

The comedy also stars Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Ethan Phillips.

Recurring guest stars include Andy Buckley, Jessica St. Clair, Kyle Bornheimer, Neil Casey, Matthew Beard, Himesh Patel, Paterson Joseph and Daisy May Cooper.

Emmy winner Armando Iannuci (Veep) created the comedy. He executive produces with Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Kevin Loader and Will Smith. Peter Fellows is a co-executive producer, while Steve Clark-Hall serves as a producer.