Preview: Avenue 5

Hugh Laurie - Avenue 5

From Armando Iannucci, the Emmy®-winning creator of Veep, comes a space tourism comedy set 40 years into the future when the solar system is everyone’s oyster.

Hugh Laurie stars as Captain of the luxury space cruise liner Avenue 5, Ryan Clark. On board you can expect a first class experience, with gourmet buffets, a spa, yoga classes and an observation deck to watch the planets and stars as you fly past.

As the series begins, Avenue 5’s eight-week journey around Saturn is underway and everything seems optimal. But when the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it’s up to Ryan and his crew to calm the disgruntled passengers (including eccentric millionaire Harman Judd (played by Josh Gadd, aka Olaf from Frozen) and find a way to deal with the unexpected events on board.

Thankfully the Captain and crew are fully equipped for the task … Right?

Avenue 5 – Wednesday at 10.00pm on Sky One and NowTV.