HBO has handed out series order for the space tourism comedy “Avenue 5” which hails from “Veep,” “The Thick of It” and “The Death of Stalin” creator Armando Iannucci.
Set forty years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oyster, the series stars Hugh Laurie as the captain of a space cruise ship. Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Nikki Amuka, Rebecca Front, Lenora Crichlow, Suzy Nakamura, and Ethan Phillips co-star.
Iannucci created the series, directed the show’s pilot episode, and will serve as executive producer. Kevin Loader, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, and Will Smith will also executive produce.