All aboard for a hilarious journey across the universe in this HBO comedy series from Armando Iannucci (HBO's Veep). Set 40 years in the future when travelling the solar system is a booming business, the series follows life on board Avenue 5, a mash-up of a cruise liner and an interplanetary rocket ship packed with luxury amenities. Hugh Laurie stars.
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Behind the Scenes
Avenue 5: Invitation to Set
Go behind the scenes with Armando Iannucci and members of the cast as they share what viewers can expect from Season 1. Set 40 years in the future when the solar system is the world’s oyster, Avenue 5 follows the captain and crew of a luxury space cruise ship.
No One Wants an Argument About Reality
After five long months, the passengers of Avenue 5 eagerly await their impending return to Earth while behind the scenes, Ryan and the crew struggle to find a way to reveal the much longer timeline of their journey home. Later, a disgraced Karen comes to blows with a newly famous Frank.
What an Unseasonal Delight
With the ship facing a fiery threat, Billie hatches a plan that could just save some of the passengers… and the eels. Meanwhile, Iris makes a risky bid on Earth, Ryan finds himself in the middle of a three-way couples’ quarrel, and Mia shares some shocking news with Doug.
Is It a Good Dot?
When the ship crosses paths with a rogue space station, Ryan and the crew jump at the opportunity to socialize, while Billie angles for help with Avenue 5’s mounting eel problem. Then, after Rav discovers the true purpose of Storm Falcon’s mission, Ryan must steer his team through a difficult moral quandary.
How It Ends: As a Starter and a Main
Now stuck with an unsavory stowaway, Ryan and Billie lock down the ship – with potentially dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Iris and Judd attempt to blackmail Lucas, Karen claws her way back to the top, and Frank fends off an attack.
Let's Play with Matches
After a failed revolt, the passengers put the ship’s leadership to a vote, bringing forth a pack of unlikely candidates. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the Office of the Other President proposes a plan that could spell doom for Avenue 5.
With a "new" leader at the helm, life on deck reaches a semi-status quo – until the discovery of a mysterious blip and dissident uprising threaten to upend the passenger’s tenuous peace. Later, life imitates art as the shocking conclusion of TV’s Avenue 5 puts those aboard the real ship in peril.
I Love Judging People
The crew turns to a Judd-designed ranking algorithm to deal with their latest threat. As Ryan’s rating mysteriously tanks, Billie searches for her more worthy counterpart, and Judd attempts to make amends with an estranged Iris.
That's Why They Call It a Missile
With the ship divided, both sides find themselves in an all-out fight to survive. Then, Ryan takes part in a shotgun wedding, and Rav reaches a personal breakthrough.