As Veep is closing out its final season, there was a bit of time where we weren’t sure if there was going to be an Armando Iannucci comedy (Iannucci is undoubtedly one of the most genius comedic minds working today; see In The Loop, Death of Stalin, Thick of It in addition to Veep) on TV for us to ravenously consume.
HBO thankfully will be passing the baton from Veep to Avenue 5, Armando’s latest comedy that will be set in the future of space tourism and will star Hugh Laurie as a space cruise captain. As to what that might look or sound like, we’ll have to wait for a trailer, but Iannucci’s biting, fast-paced, brutally funny writing really ought to work in most backdrops. Maybe it’ll be a more whipsmart, hysterical version of the space cruise scenes from The Fifth Element?
Whatever it may be, we, like with all of Iannucci’s work, can’t wait to see it.