Can’t spell space without spa.
The new sci-fi comedy from HBO, Avenue 5, just got its first full trailer and like we said after the teaser that came out last month, it looks fantastically funny and the cast is nothing short of spectacular.
Avenue 5 is from Veep creator Armando Iannucci. The comedy series takes place 40 years in the future when space tourism is a booming billion dollar industry with cruise ships and all.
Avenue 5 stars Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the confident and suave captain of “Avenue 5,” a space cruise ship with luxury amenities like gourmet buffets, a spa, an observation deck and yoga classes. As the series begins, Avenue 5’s eight-week journey around Saturn is underway and its systems are optimal. But when the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it’s up to Ryan and his crew to calm the disgruntled passengers and find a way to deal with unexpected events onboard – though they may or may not be equipped for the task.
The full trailer is full of fast-paced comedy bits and zingers. Laurie seems to be the only sane one with his dry delivery. The always funny Zach Woods also has a wonderful dry delivery but his lines are too honest and never seem to go over well with the cruise passengers. Josh Gad is the spoiled, rich young owner of the cruise line who doesn’t want to be responsible for anything and the bit where he asks if NASA is plural or singular is hilarious.
The series premieres January 19th on HBO.
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