Please Enjoy Zach Woods Trying to Awkwardly Sell You on the Luxuries of a Space Cruise in Avenue 5 Promo
Armando Iannucci has used Zach Woods briefly, but very sagaciously over the years in both In The Loop and VEEP. Woods really has a knack for playing the sort of beautifully inept characters that Iannucci has founded his entire brand on.
Iannucci’s new HBO series Avenue 5 will see Woods in a much more substantial role that will allow Woods to get more in over his head than he has been in his past collaborations with Armando.
Avenue 5 will premiere next Sun. Jan. 19th on HBO.
Armando Iannucci’s Avenue 5 Trailer Shows Off More of the Interstellar Cruise Meltdown
OK, we’re now seeing much more of the idyllic setting of a space cruise on the upcoming high concept HBO comedy Avenue 5.
The floating space paradise seems to be ruined by some sort of malfunction, which gives the perfect set up for those killer one-liner burns, traded back-and-forth at a mile-a-minute that are part of Iannucci’s signature style. Also, Josh Gad taking on a bit of a Michael Scott as a space tourism entrepreneur has a lot of promise as well.
Get a taste of all of that with this full trailer for Avenue 5 here, then look for the premiere on Sun. Jan. 19th on HBO.
Armando Iannuci’s Latest Series “Avenue 5″ Gets a Teaser and You Can Behold Hugh Laurie at the Head of a Space Cruise
Up until very recently, Armando Iannucci pretty much wheeled and dealed in devastatingly funny political satire with In The Loop, Veep, The Thick of It, Death of Stalin.
This latest HBO series sees one of most brilliant comedic voices of our time take on something more in the realm of sci-fi. Avenue 5 follows a space cruise (kind of like the one in the Fifth Element) for the ultra-wealthy and how things, of course, go awry. Also, Hugh Laurie gets to be a series regular again as well as the apparent head of this space cruise named Avenue 5. Thus far, we’re on board for whatever this will end up being.
See for yourself in this teaser, then be thankful you only have to wait until January to see the premiere.