Thursday, February 13, 2020

HBO Renews 'Avenue 5' for Season 2

Halfway through its first season, HBO has today renewed its original comedy series Avenue 5 for a second season. The comedy will return with new episodes in 2021.

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

Armando Iannucci created the comedy. He executive produces with Kevin Loader, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Will Smith. Peter Fellows and Becky Martin are co-executive producers while Steve Clark-Hall is a producer. Sky UK co-produces with HBO.

"We've loved every minute of Avenue 5's inaugural voyage," said Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. "Armando Iannucci and his team are masters of smart and incisive comedy, and the ensemble cast, brilliantly captained by Hugh Laurie, is second to none. We can't wait to see what's in store for our hapless heroes in season two."

"It was so great to be back again with HBO for the first season of Avenue 5, so I'm doubly thrilled that HBO have now seen fit to put Captain Ryan Clark and his passengers and crew through even more physical and emotional hell next year too," added Iannucci. "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 the end of season one and beyond (into season two)!"