‘Avenue 5’ Trailer: The Creator of ‘Veep’ Sets Phasers to Fun

/Film | 12/9/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Time to set phasers to fun — and to Armando Ianucci‘s perfect brand of comedic chaos. HBO has released a new Avenue 5 trailer starring Hugh Laurie as an inept spaceship captain in the Veep creator’s new comedy. With the new trailer comes an official premiere date for Avenue 5: the space comedy TV series will blast off this coming January.

Armando Ianucci has made a farce out of British and U.S. politics, turned Stalin into a joke, and now he’s venturing into the final frontier: space. The creator of Veep and the director behind The Death of Stalin has a new comedy series coming to HBO: Avenue 5, a science-fiction TV series that stars Hugh Laurie as a captain aboard a luxury spaceship that doesn’t quite live up to its promises of giving its passengers a glamorous tour of space. It’s an unusual subject for Ianucci, who has proven to be one of the sharpest and funniest filmmakers when it comes to satirizing politics, but hasn’t yet ventured into...
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