Series actor Hugh Laurie has announced that HBO’s ‘Avenue 5’ has been renewed for a second season! The second season will contain nine episodes, which is the same amount of episodes that season 1 contained.
Laurie revealed this news through a tweet on his Twitter account today:
Avenue 5 has been renewed for a second season. Chuffed.
— Hugh Laurie (@hughlaurie) February 13, 2020
The renewal comes just four weeks after the series premiere on January 19th. Created, written, directed, and executive produced by ‘Veep’s Armando Iannucci, the sci-fi comedy series is set forty years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business.
The cast consists of Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Ethan Phillips.
Iannucci also gave a statement:
“It was so great to be back again with HBO for the first season of ‘Avenue 5,’ so I’m doubly thrilled that HBO have now seen fit to put Captain Ryan Clark and his passengers and crew through even more physical and emotional hell next year too. Nobody provides angst-ridden laughs better than Hugh Laurie, and we’re looking forward to seeing what further impossible situations and existential crises we can plunge him, Josh Gad and the rest of our fantastic cast into next. To the end of season one and beyond (into season two)!”
The second season will premiere next year, likely in January like the first season.