Science fiction comedy television series Avenue 5. Armando Iannucci is the creator of the series. It premiered on HBO on January 19, 2020, exclusively in the United States of America.
The show received mixed reviews from the critics and the audience. It managed to score an approval rating of 65% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show got criticized for the science adaption of the show. But, the show received appreciation for the humor content.
Avenue 5 Plot:
Captain Ryan Clark is the protagonist of the show. Ryan is a charming captain of a spaceship, Avenue 5. He’s heroism is set lower than he deserves.
Herman Judd is a billionaire genius with a weird haircut. He is the boss of Captain Ryan Clark. Herman owns Judd Corporation. The company plans on hurling passengers to an eight-week cruise course in Space.
On the course, the ship’s systems get malfunctioned. This let to the fake gravity, working in the ship to turn off. The passengers begin to get tossed from one place to another.
Soon, the gravity turns back on, and one of the engineers working on the ship dies by getting skewered on his drill.
These events knock off the ship off the course. And, the passengers along with Ryan and his boss, Herman get stuck in the space. The space command from the Earth, inform them, that their eight-week cruise will continue for 3 years.
The show depicts the struggle of the passengers stuck in the shape. They have to deal with the issue of shortage of food and temperature fluctuations and what not! But, of course, in a humorous way.
Avenue 5 Season 2 Updates:
There is no announcement or the update yet for season 2. The first season recently commenced in March 2020.
Looking at the mixed reviews from the audience, there is a low probability of the renewal of the show. But, if however, the producers decide on the release, the show will come out in 2021.
Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark
Josh Gad as Herman Judd
Zach Woods as Matt Spencer
Rebecca Front as Karen Kelly
Suzy Nakamura as Iris Kimura
Lenora Crichlow as Billie McEvoy
Nikki Amuka-Bird as Rav Mulcair
Ethan Phillips as Spike Martin