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Hugh Laurie Says HBO's AVENUE 5 Taps Into a Shared Human Emotion: The Fear of Being Caught Faking It

Hugh Laurie Says HBO's AVENUE 5 Taps Into a Shared Human Emotion: The Fear of Being Caught Faking It

By BILL HARRIS Special to The Lede In the new HBO series AVENUE 5, from VEEP creator Armando Iannucci, Hugh Laurie’s character doesn't have a clue what he's doing but has ...

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THIS JUST IN: AVENUE 5: Upcoming Episodes

THIS JUST IN: AVENUE 5: Upcoming Episodes

Created by Armando Iannucci of “Veep,” AVENUE 5, debuting SUNDAY, JAN. 19 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no lon...

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This Just In: New Comedy Series AVENUE 5 Debuts January 19

This Just In: New Comedy Series AVENUE 5 Debuts January 19

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE: New HBO comedy series AVENUE 5 debuts SUNDAY, JAN. 19 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Created by Armando Iannucci of “Veep,” AVENUE 5 is s...

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About

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. 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.

Synopses

  • S1 - Episode 1

    "I Was Flying"

    When a malfunction occurs aboard the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5, it’s up to engineer Billie McEvoy (Lenora Crichlow) to warn Captain Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie), Avenue 5 owner Herman Judd (Josh Gad) and his right-hand-woman Iris Kimura (Suzy Nakamura) that the incident may have a cataclysmic knock-on effect. As Rav Mulcair (Nikki Amuka-Bird) manages the situation from mission control back on Earth, Matt Spencer (Zach Woods), the head of customer relations, tries his best to calm frayed nerves on board, and persistent passenger Karen Kelly (Rebecca Front) discovers the crew may know more than they’re letting on.

  • S1 - Episode 2

    "And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off..."

    As Rav (Nikki Amuka-Bird) and her team meet with a NASA representative to plot a potential rescue mission, Ryan (Hugh Laurie) learns that Cyrus (Neil Casey) an engineer working in a hidden part of the ship, has a surprisingly optimistic theory about the ship’s future. Judd (Josh Gad) donates a lavish personal item to help commemorate a fallen crew member. Karen (Rebecca Front) becomes a vocal advocate for passengers. Mia (Jessica St. Clair) and Doug (Kyle Bornheimer) receive marital counseling from Matt (Zach Woods).

  • S1 - Episode 3

    "I'm a Hand Model"

    With Avenue 5 staff slacking in their customer service, Ryan (Hugh Laurie) offers Karen (Rebecca Front) the opportunity to channel her unique talent for speaking the passengers’ language. Judd (Josh Gad) outlines the plan for a rescue mission and tasks Iris (Suzy Nakamura) with organizing a vigil on Earth to raise the money to fund it. Rav (Nikki Amuka-Bird) endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference.

  • S1 - Episode 4

    "Wait A Minute, Then Who Was That On The Ladder?"

    With Judd (Josh Gad) worried about his reputation, Iris arranges a meet-and-greet with several passengers in his luxury suite. Frustrated by a bridge crew with no answers, Ryan (Hugh Laurie) and Billie (Lenora Crichlow) bond with the engineers below deck. Matt (Zach Woods) encourages Frank (Andy Buckley) to become the man he always wanted to be.

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