HBO's sci-fi comedy Avenue 5 has a commitment to diversity both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.
Over his decades long career Armando Iannucci has crafted a catalog of incisive, biting, and often crude satire. From the scarily prescient takedown of salacious news coverage, The Day Today, all the way to the British political comedy in The Thick of It and its multi-award winning American reimagining Veep, Iannucci has been at the forefront of making scathing satire hilariously funny. His newest project, Avenue 5, takes his caustic brand of humor and propels it into the future where a sterling cast of character actors led by Hugh Laurie (House) and Lenora Crichlow (Being Human) have to deal with an interstellar disaster that leaves them stranded in space on board a massive, luxury galactic cruise liner.
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