Comedy series Avenue 5 returns for season two October 11 on FOXTEL


Created by two-time Emmy® winner Armando Iannucci (Veep), season two of Avenue 5 premieres Tuesday October 11 from 4.00pm on FOXTEL. The eight-episode comedy series is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business.

Avenue 5 takes us to a not-so-distant future where space tourism is a booming business. While manning a luxury spacecraft owned by Herman Judd (Josh Gad), Captain Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie) finds himself in over his head when the ship is thrown disastrously off-course – turning what was meant to be an eight-week cruise into an eight-year journey. Picking up five months after failing to reroute the vessel, season two follows the crew – including fiery engineer Billie (Lenora Crichlow), unpredictable head of customer relations Matt (Zach Woods), and faithful right-hand Iris (Suzy Nakamura) – as they struggle to lead, calm, control, and, if need be, hide from increasingly unruly passengers. On earth, they’re lauded as heroes, and in space, everyone can hear them scream.

Season two series regulars include Hugh Laurie (House M.D., The Night Manager), Josh Gad (The Wedding Ringer, Frozen), Zach Woods (The Office, Silicon Valley), Rebecca Front (The Thick of It), Suzy Nakamura (Modern Family, Horrible Bosses 2), Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Persuasion), and Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: 2 Voyager). Guest Stars include Andy Buckley, Jessica St. Clair, Kyle Bornheimer, Adam Pålsson, Daisy May Cooper, Lucy Punch, Leila Farzad, Jonathan Aris and Arsher Ali.

Avenue 5 is created by Armando Iannucci; executive producers, Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, and Will Smith; co-executive producers, Keith Akushie, Jon Brown, and Sean Gray; supervising producers, Ian Martin and Rose Heiney; line producer, Richard Daldry. Avenue 5 is also co-produced by Sky UK.

Avenue 5 premieres Tuesday, October 11 from 4.00pm AEDT On Demand on FOXTEL and on FOX SHOWCASE Wednesday, October 12 at 8.30pm.