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. The series 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.
Among the 5,000 passengers and crew on board are billionaire Herman Judd, the mercurial face and name behind Avenue 5; Judd’s right-hand-woman Iris Kimura; head of customer relations Matt Spencer; engineer Billie McEvoy; and strong-willed passenger Karen Kelly. Monitoring Avenue 5 from the ground is Rav Mulcair, the seen-it-all head of Judd Mission Control. 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.
Starring Hugh Laurie (Veep), Josh Gad (Thanks for Sharing), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Hard Sun), Rebecca Front (Poldark), Lenora Chrichlow (Deception), Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken) and Ethan Phillips (Girls).