Created by Armando Iannucci Avenue 5, is a new comedy set 40 years in the future when travelling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business. Starring 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. Starting 20th January 2020, catch a new episode every week only on Hotstar Premium.
Speaking about the scale of the show, Hugh Laurie said, “I play Captain Ryan Clark, Senior Office onboard Avenue 5 which is this magnificent spaceship. The scale and scope of this show will be unlike anything anyone has seen before. It’s also an examination of how terrifyingly quickly social order can break down.”
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 cast includes Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Ethan Phillips.