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The crew and passengers of Avenue 5 won’t be returning to Earth.
HBO has canceled the space-set comedy from Armando Iannucci after two seasons. The show’s second and now final season aired its finale on Nov. 28, with the ship saved from a disaster but a decidedly uncertain future.
“Going to space with Armando Iannucci has been an incredible journey,” HBO said in a statement. “While we will not be moving forward with a third season of Avenue 5, we look forward to many more adventures together.”
Iannucci created the multiple Emmy Award-winning Veep for HBO and is an executive producer, along with director Sam Mendes and others, of the premium cabler’s comedy pilot The Franchise, about the making of a superhero movie.
Avenue 5 is set aboard a spacefaring cruise ship and follows the various mishaps of its crew and passengers. Hugh Laurie heads a cast that also includes Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Andy Buckley and Ethan Phillips. Laurie earlier this week joined the cast of Apple TV+’s Tehran and also has a role in Netflix’s upcoming All the Light We Cannot See.
Iannucci executive produces with Kevin Loader, Will Smith (Veep, Slow Horses), Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche.
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