The trailer for British writer Armando Iannucci’s new sci-fi comedy series, Avenue 5, has been released.
The HBO show, “set in the future, mostly in space,” according to the official synopsis, stars Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the captain of a spaceship called Avenue 5, where everything seems to be pleasant until an as-yet unforeseen disaster causes mayhem and panic.
The cast also includes Suzy Nakamura as an associate owner of the spacecraft, Zach Woods as the head of customer relations, Josh Gad as the ship’s billionaire owner, Rebecca Front, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Lenora Crichlow and Himish Patel.
The trailer, scored by Harry Nilsson’s single “Spaceman,” gives viewers a glimpse into the life on the spaceship before the chaos begins and how Laurie’s character deals with it.
Avenue 5 will be released in January on HBO in the US, and Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.