HBO has renewed the Hugh Laurie-headlined chaotic space comedy, Avenue 5, for a second season.
Avenue 5 Season 2 is officially on HBO’s proverbial cruise itinerary.
While the freshman HBO sci-fi comedy series, the latest brainchild of Veep creator Armando Ianucci, crosses the midway point of its January 19-launched nine-episode inaugural season, the premium cable channel has seen enough from it to greenlight Avenue 5 for a second season. The outer-space ensemble series, set 40 years in the future, is headlined by former House star (and Veep vet) Hugh Laurie, who plays Ryan Clark, the figurehead actor captain of the titular leisure space vessel that, due to a disaster, is forced to endure a three-year voyage home.
As Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, expresses in a statement:
“We’ve loved every minute of Avenue 5’s inaugural voyage,” adding, “Armando Iannucci and his team are