Avenue 5 (TV series)

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Avenue 5
Genre
Created byArmando Iannucci
Written byArmando Iannucci
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Armando Iannucci
Simon Blackwell
Kevin Loader
Will Smith
CinematographyEben Bolter
Production company(s)HBO Originals
Release
Original networkHBO

Avenue 5 is an upcoming American science fiction comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci that is set to premiere on HBO.

Premise[edit]

Avenue 5 has been described as "set in the future, mostly in space."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the captain of Avenue 5.
  • Suzy Nakamura as Iris Kimura, an associate owner of Avenue 5.
  • Rebecca Front as Karen Kelly, a passenger aboard Avenue 5.
  • Zach Woods as Matt Spencer, Head of Customer Relations for Avenue 5.
  • Josh Gad as Herman Judd, billionaire owner of Avenue 5.
  • Nikki Amuka-Bird as Rav Mulcair, head of Mission Control.
  • Lenora Crichlow as Billie McEvoy, second engineer on the Avenue 5.
  • Ethan Phillips as Spike Williams, a former astronaut who is now a womanizing alcoholic.
  • Himesh Patel as Jordan Hatwal, a stand up comedian who takes up an eight week residency on Avenue 5.

Recurring[edit]

  • Kyle Bornheimer as Doug, Mia’s bitter husband who is suffering through a midlife crisis.
  • Jessica St. Clair as Mia, Doug's wife who books them passage on the Avenue 5 in hopes of saving their marriage.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On September 25, 2017, it was announced that HBO had given a pilot order to a new comedy series created by Armando Iannucci, who was also set to serve as writer and executive producer. In addition to the pilot order, the network also reportedly ordered backup scripts.[1] In April 2019, a series pickup was commissioned by HBO.[2]

Casting[edit]

In August 2018, it was announced that Hugh Laurie and Suzy Nakamura had been cast in the pilot's lead roles.[3][4] On November 7, 2018, it was reported that Rebecca Front had joined the pilot's cast in another leading role.[5] In February 2019, Zach Woods, Josh Gad, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Lenora Crichlow were cast as series regulars.[6][7][8][9] Himesh Patel was added in June.[10]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the pilot took place in 2018 in London, England.[1] While filming was taking place at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in July 2019, a fire broke out that resulted in damage to one of the show’s sets.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (September 25, 2017). "'Veep' Creator Armando Iannucci Gets HBO Pilot Order For Space Comedy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (April 22, 2019). "Armando Iannucci's 'Avenue 5' Space Comedy Gets Series Order At HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (August 22, 2018). "Hugh Laurie To Star In Armando Iannucci's HBO Comedy Pilot 'Avenue 5'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (August 24, 2018). "Suzy Nakamura Joins Hugh Laurie In Armando Iannucci's HBO Comedy Pilot 'Avenue 5'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 7, 2018). "'Avenue 5': Rebecca Front To Star In Armando Iannucci's HBO Comedy Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  6. ^ Ausiello, Michael (February 20, 2019). "Silicon Valley's Zach Woods Joins Veep Creator Armando Iannucci's Sci-Fi Comedy Pilot Avenue 5 at HBO". TVLine. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (February 21, 2019). "'Avenue 5': Josh Gad To Star In Armando Iannucci's HBO Comedy Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (February 25, 2019). "'Avenue 5': Niki Amuka-Bird To Star In Armando Iannucci's HBO Comedy Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  9. ^ Hipes, Patrick (February 26, 2019). "Lenora Crichlow Joins Cast Of HBO's 'Avenue 5' Pilot From Armando Iannucci". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  10. ^ ‘Avenue 5’: Himesh Patel Joins Armando Iannucci’s HBO Space Comedy Series
  11. ^ HBO’s ‘Avenue 5′ Set Damaged In Fire At Warner Bros’ Leavesden Studios In UK – Update

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