Avenue 5
Genre
Created byArmando Iannucci
Starring
Music byAdem Ilhan
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes17
Production
Executive producers
ProducerSteve Clark-Hall
CinematographyEben Bolter
EditorGary Dollner
Running time28–29 minutes
Production companyDundee Productions
Original release
NetworkHBO
ReleaseJanuary 19, 2020 (2020-01-19) –
November 28, 2022 (2022-11-28)

Avenue 5 is a science fiction comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci that premiered on HBO in the United States on 19 January 2020. It stars Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad in lead roles as captain and owner of a fictional interplanetary cruise ship Avenue 5. HBO produced the series in the United States and Sky UK in the United Kingdom. In February 2020, just days before the COVID-19 pandemic led to worldwide lockdowns, the series was renewed for a second season;[1] filming moved forward in late 2021, with a release date of 10 October 2022.[2][3] In February 2023, the series was cancelled after two seasons.[4]

Premise

Avenue 5 has been described as "set in the future, mostly in space."[5] On board the interplanetary cruise ship, the Avenue 5, a momentary loss of artificial gravity and accidental death of its chief engineer sends the titular vessel 0.21 degrees off course.[6] It's estimated it will take the ship three years to return to Earth, and with only enough supplies to sustain her many passengers for the intended eight-week long cruise, the crew of the Avenue 5 must struggle to maintain order and return the craft safely.[6]

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
19January 19, 2020 (2020-01-19)March 15, 2020 (2020-03-15)
28October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)November 28, 2022 (2022-11-28)

Season 1 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S viewers
(millions)
11"I Was Flying"Armando IannucciTeleplay by : Armando Iannucci & Simon Blackwell & Tony Roche
Story by : Armando Iannucci
January 19, 2020 (2020-01-19)0.571[9]
Luxurious passenger spaceship Avenue 5, owned by eccentric billionaire Herman Judd, is on an eight-week trip through the solar system when a course malfunction means it will now take three years to get home. After the main engineer is killed, Captain Ryan Clark is found to have been hired as a reassuring figurehead for the automated ship. The deceased engineer was the actual pilot. Passenger service employee Matt Spencer attempts to calm the passengers.
22"And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off..."Natalie BaileyTeleplay by : Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith
January 26, 2020 (2020-01-26)0.500[10]
Cyrus finds the trip duration could be reduced to six months by jetisoning some passengers or crew. On Earth, Judd meets with NASA. Joe's coffin is jettisoned. Another gravity mishap interrupts a funeral for three passengers who died in the first gravity mishap. The four coffins orbit the ship.
33"I'm a Hand Model"Natalie BaileyTeleplay by : Ian Martin & Peter Fellows
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Ian Martin & Peter Fellows
February 2, 2020 (2020-02-02)[a]0.297[12]
The crew struggles to adjust to their new arrival time of three-and-a-half years. Clark discovers the crew are as false as he is; they are actors and models, and the bridge is no more than a stage. Billie reveals the existence of two crews, one for show matching Judd's wish for his ship to be crewed by the most attractive, and another to actually pilot the ship 'backstage'.
44"Then Who Was That on the Ladder?"Natalie BaileyTeleplay by : Ian Martin & Peter Fellows
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Ian Martin & Peter Fellows
February 9, 2020 (2020-02-09)0.275[13]
Realizing he will have to keep up the charade for longer than anticipated, Clark contemplates studying the spacecraft and has Billie introduce him to the actual crew. The distraction from their duties has disastrous consequences. Clark has to go on a spacewalk to conduct an emergency repair on the ship's 'wetsuit', a sewage-filled compartment which is the ship's radiation shield.
55"He's Only There to Stop His Skeleton from Falling Over"Annie GriffinTeleplay by : Peter Baynham
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Peter Baynham
February 16, 2020 (2020-02-16)0.386[14]
The ship is saved by Billie, who is annoyed that Clark is declared the hero. Clark's perceived recklessness results in the breakdown of his trilateral marriage. The initial accident is blamed on Frank, who suspects the captain is trying to seduce his wife. The rest of the passengers and crew celebrate what should have been the voyage's half-way point.
66"Was It Your Ears?"Peter FellowsTeleplay by : Jon Brown
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Jon Brown
February 23, 2020 (2020-02-23)0.371[15]
A woman gives birth and her baby causes Judd to have an identity crisis. Billie and Clark realize a mysterious beeping might be a warning that the ship is leaking oxygen. On Earth, Rav tries to secure government funds for a rescue mission.
77"Are You a Spider, Matt?"Becky MartinTeleplay by : Charlie Cooper & Daisy Cooper
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Charlie Cooper & Daisy Cooper
March 1, 2020 (2020-03-01)0.400[16]
Frank sees an image of Pope John Paul II in the debris orbiting the ship. Trillionaire passenger Harrison threatens to sue Judd, compromising a potential rescue. On Earth, the public becomes aware that Rav's negotiation for rescue funds potentially puts lives on the line.
88"This is Physically Hurting Me"David SchneiderTeleplay by : Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith
March 8, 2020 (2020-03-08)0.384[17]
Ryan is de-captained in an argument with Judd. After Ryan accidentally reveals to the passengers that he isn't American and is wearing a toupee, they question whether their situation is real or if they are in a prank reality show. Harrison and six others self-eject through the airlock in the belief they will end up back on Earth. Rav realizes that the rescue craft having just two seats means she must either leave Judd aboard Avenue 5 or take his place for the duration.
99"Eight Arms But No Hands"William Stefan SmithTeleplay by : Ian Martin & Peter Fellows and Sean Gray
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Sean Gray and Ian Martin & Peter Fellows
March 15, 2020 (2020-03-15)0.415[18]
Guilt-ridden over the deaths of the airlock seven, Matt decides to hide for the duration and changes the airlock codes. The crew search for him, to shorten the journey to six months by jettisoning unnecessary objects to the equivalent weight of 500 people. When found Matt reveals the code, but due to a misunderstanding the objects are jettisoned from the portside instead of the rear, extending their journey time to eight years. After squabbling over the supply shuttle's second seat, Iris is accidentally sent back to Earth early leaving Rav aboard.

Season 2 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [19]U.S viewers
(millions)
101"No One Wants an Argument About Reality"William Stefan SmithTeleplay by : Will Smith
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Will Smith
October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)N/A
Five months after the jettisoning incident, Clark has still not told the passengers that their return to Earth has been delayed by eight years, and has found out that his new girlfriend Elena's estranged husband Charles is onboard. Rav unveils to the ship's board her plan to save half of Avenue 5's population by sealing the other half below deck to either grow their own food or starve, which is rejected. Frank has gained celebrity status for his cooking show in which he uses hotel amenities, and has kept Karen in their room after telling her that the other passengers know that she was responsible for the jettisoning mistake. Judd Mission Control is taken over by the Office of the Other President. And, after Spike takes Elena's kids on a tour of the real bridge, Avenue 5 is set on a new course that will bring it dangerously close to the Sun. Back on Earth, the events on Avenue 5 are dramatised in a new television drama, and Iris fails to raise awareness and money for a rescue mission.
112"What an Unseasonal Delight"William Stefan SmithTeleplay by : Keith Akushie
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Keith Akushie
October 17, 2022 (2022-10-17)N/A
With Avenue 5 bound on course to come dangerously close to the Sun, the crew decide to evacuate everyone to the half of the ship facing away from it. With the extreme heat likely to kill Avenue 5's stock of live eels (the ship's chief source of food), the crew are forced to evacuate them too by the bucketload. The crew manage to locate a service tunnel that is twelve degrees cooler than the rest of the ship and can accommodate three hundred people, although the crew agonise over who should be granted entry. Mia, now heavily pregnant, reveals to Doug that Mads may be the father. Back on Earth, Iris purchases the production company that produces the Avenue 5 drama series and casts Sarah's twin sister Zarah as the ship's scientific officer and series' new lead to boost popular support for a rescue mission.
123"Is It a Good Dot?"David SchneiderTeleplay by : Jon Brown
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Jon Brown
October 24, 2022 (2022-10-24)N/A
The eels start dying off one by one due to faults with their storage tank. The crew of Avenue 5 decide to solicit help from the Stormfalcon space station, whose crew are fans of the Avenue 5 series. They later learn that Stormfalcon is not a military-sponsored scientific outpost but a prison, with its crew comprising criminals considered too violent to be incarcerated on Earth. With the eel tank still in need of repair, the Avenue 5 crew reluctantly ask for help from Stormfalcon's chief engineer, a paedophile, but keep him isolated from the passengers via a system reminiscent of a hamster cage and force him back onto the Stormfalcon just as a riot breaks out. Unfortunately, Nathan Basic, a cannibal, is still on the ship after being invited to appear on Frank's cooking show. Judd is furious that his role in the Avenue 5 television series is reduced to that of a background character who agrees with everyone. On Earth, Lucas Sato, the new head of Judd Mission Control under secondment from The Other President's Office, reveals to Iris top secret knowledge that Earth is facing a lithium shortage. Hoping to use this to leverage support for a rescue mission, Iris returns to Avenue 5 via a supply shuttle.
134"How It Ends: As a Starter and a Main"Annie GriffinTeleplay by : John Finnemore
Story by : Armando Iannucci & John Finnemore
October 31, 2022 (2022-10-31)N/A
With cannibal Nathan Basic still onboard Avenue 5, Clark orders the ship locked down but Rav accidentally reveals to the passengers the cannibal's presence, believing that she had turned off the public address system. In lockdown, Doug's leg is trapped in an airlock door and is nursed by Paul the shuttle pilot; Karen, who knows what Basic looks like and that he is not locked in the same room as her, attempts to satisfy her need to take control by leading efforts to work out who the cannibal is but is overshadowed by Isaac; Iris and Judd try to use the lithium shortage to leverage a rescue mission, and Mads is forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement due to his and Judd's new friendship; and Matt, Mia, Elena and her daughter, who are unknowingly locked in the same room as Basic, engage in group therapy to pass the time. Frank, who had been pinned down by other attendants at the ship's spa on suspicion that he was the cannibal, helps Clark and Billie identify Basic. However, after Basic expressed regret about his past behaviour, the rest of the therapy group object to his arrest. Clark, Billie and Rav accidentally reveal the true direness of Avenue 5's situation due to the public address system being left on, and Judd destroys his leverage by having the lithium shortage be revealed through dialogue in the Avenue 5 drama series.
145"Let's Play with Matches"Annie GriffinTeleplay by : Tony Roche & Rose Heiney
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche & Rose Heiney
November 7, 2022 (2022-11-07)N/A
When rioting breaks out onboard Avenue 5 and the passengers are about to kill Clark, Isaac suggests that he be peacefully replaced with a 'citizen's assembly'. Clark accepts his overthrow with relief, and he and Judd are detained. However, the new governing committees have little rationale (with Billie being barred from the engineering committee and Basic becoming a leading member of the food committee) and spend much of their time in heated argument. After Elena and Charles rescue him, Clark calls for the election of a 'benign dictator' to bring order. The candidates up for election include Isaac, Frank (albeit as a puppet of Karen), Iris, Rav, Matt (who is running on nihilistic honesty and crossbow-making lessons), Mads (albeit as a puppet of Judd), Billie, Basic, and Clark's character from the Avenue 5 television series (as a joke or protest candidate). Fearing the likely prospect of Basic winning (due to his amiable personality and inspired policies), Clark, Spike, Elena and Charles support, in succession, Billie (whose popularity drops instantly when she berates voters' poor understanding of physics), Karen (who is instantly booed off stage), and a crestfallen Isaac. However, after being endorsed by Isaac, Clark finds himself elected as the new dictator after the passengers overwhelmingly vote for 'TV Ryan' and forcefully make him up to look more like the television character. On Earth, Sato meets with the Other President (a committee comprising the CEOs of Amazon, Tesla and Reality Whack, the successor company to Meta) to discuss the lithium shortage. To Sato's horror, they suggest destroying Avenue 5 to distract from the story.
156"Intoxicating Clarity"Ollie ParsonsTeleplay by : Georgia Pritchett and Ian Martin & Marina Hyde
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Georgia Pritchett and Ian Martin & Marina Hyde
November 14, 2022 (2022-11-14)N/A
As Clark attempts to establish himself as a benevolent ruler, he tasks Billie with supervising Judd to ensure that he calls Sato to arrange a rescue mission and does not antagonise him, and Iris tries to persuade him to create a secret police. Matt has established a resistance movement against Clark. The once-supportive passengers begin to fear Clark after Zarah dies on the set of the Avenue 5 television series following Clark's offhanded comments disparaging her, and Matt is harmfully crushed at the ship's new cuddle club. Although Clark and Matt reconcile, Matt is shot with a crossbow during a photo-op; Mads reveals that he ordered the attacks on him to further Matt's revolutionary cause. After the discovery of a meteor rich in lithium ore, Judd attempts to use it as leverage for a rescue mission, but is informed that the missile cannot be recalled. At a cosplay watch party, the passengers learn about the impending missile strike from the season finale of Avenue 5, forcing Clark to authorise the detention of the 'usual panickers' by the secret police (established by Iris despite Clark's objections).
167"I Love Judging People"David SchneiderTeleplay by : Sean Gray
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Sean Gray
November 21, 2022 (2022-11-21)N/A
Judd tells the board that, for tax purposes, Avenue 5 can be split in two. However, it is likely that the missile will hit whichever half the passengers and crew fully evacuate into. Not wanting to decide who lives and dies, they assign the task to an AI which allocates worth based on numerous factors and determines a corresponding numerical rank; those ranking between 1 and 3000 will be moved to the front half and safety, and those ranking 3001 and lower will be left in the back half, as the missile will attempt to inflict maximum damage by hitting the engines. In the time before the split, passengers and crew attempt to boost their rankings. Over dinner, Clark is forced to tell Elena and Charles about the true purpose of the ranking system (after being penalised for lying), and Elena tells Clark and Charles that she loves them both. Billie is dismayed that she ranks second rather than first, until learning that Mads is first only because the AI recognises only his positive tone and not what he is saying. Spike's attempt to boost his rank through stand-up comedy fails as some passengers were offended by his jokes. Matt attempts to help Rav overcome her anxiety to boost her rank. Iris tries to cheat through strategic smiling until the AI learns about and discounts it; she manages to boost her rank by delivering Mia's baby. Judd, after offering rank-boosting advice, learns that he is in the lower-ranking half. Karen, after learning that Clark hates her, disguises herself as him to sabotage his ranking; after Clark apologises to her, it is discovered that insulting or assaulting someone then immediately apologising for it can be used to cheat the system. The final division sees Clark attempt to sacrifice himself to save Elena, and Billie opt to stay at the back. However, after Judd reveals the truth and leads some of the passengers to the front half of the ship, Billie surmises that the new division of passengers may result in the front half being the one hit by the missile.
178"That's Why They Call It a Missile"Armando IannucciTeleplay by : Simon Blackwell & Rose Heiney
Story by : Armando Iannucci & Simon Blackwell & Rose Heiney
November 28, 2022 (2022-11-28)N/A
Following the split, Judd, Iris, Rav, Matt, Mads, Doug and Mia's baby are in the front half, whilst Clark, Billie, Spike, Frank, Karen, Mia and Basic are in the back half. With supplies and facilities split between both halves, the back half has all of Avenue 5's engineers whilst the front half has the eel tank and control over all systems but is at greater risk of being hit by the missile. Spike, after revealing that he only has three weeks left to live, offers to sacrifice himself to save the ship. Elena wishes to marry both Clark and Charles before the missile strikes, but Clark ends up marrying Charles (and possibly Karen) after Elena's video link is cut off by Rav, hoping that the missile will miss the blacked-out front half. After Spike learns that he was misdiagnosed and is healthy, he reneges on his mission; however, by steering his escape pod out of the path of the missile, he deflects it away from either half of Avenue 5, but causes it to hit the meteor instead. After learning that they are saved, Matt and Rav share a passionate kiss and the passengers in the front half turn on Judd. Using a minute fragment, Clark and Billie use it in a perspective illusion to trick Sato into greenlighting a rescue mission.

Production

Development

On 25 September 2017, it was announced that HBO had given a pilot order to a new comedy series created by Armando Iannucci, who was also set to serve as writer and executive producer. In addition to the pilot order, the network also reportedly ordered backup scripts.[5] In April 2019, a series pickup was commissioned by HBO for nine episodes.[20] On 13 February 2020, the series was renewed for a second season,[1] which would also consist of nine episodes.[21] In October 2022, Iannucci told Entertainment Weekly that there are plans for a third season, saying that HBO was "very keen".[22] On 10 February 2023, HBO canceled the series after two seasons.[4]

Casting

In August 2018, it was announced that Hugh Laurie and Suzy Nakamura had been cast in the pilot's lead roles as Captain Ryan Clark and Iris Kimura.[7][8] On 7 November 2018, it was reported that Rebecca Front had joined the pilot's cast in another leading role as Karen Kelly.[23] In February 2019, Zach Woods, Josh Gad, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Lenora Crichlow were cast as series regulars Matt Spencer, Herman Judd, Rav Mulclair, and Billie McEvoy.[24][25][26][27] Himesh Patel was added in June as comedian on the ship Jordan Hatwal.[28] The main cast members were returned for the second season by the time of its announcement.[21]

Writing

By July 2021, the first six episodes of the second season were plotted out, leaving only the final three to be outlined "next month".[29] Iannucci added, "It's basically about people in isolation. So, we're just waiting to see what the mood might be as to how we pitch. Is it going to be bleak despair, or is it going to be very, very silly? Or maybe silly despair? I don't know. We tried to make season one as silly as possible, but it seems to have strangely become a kind of documentary about present-day conditions."[21][29]

Filming

Principal photography for the pilot took place in 2018 in London, England.[5] While filming was taking place at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in July 2019, a fire damaged one of the show's sets.[30] Production for the second season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In August 2021, creator Armando Iannucci confirmed on Twitter that season two would begin filming, "in a matter of days." A post by Josh Gad confirmed the start of filming in August.[31] Another post by Gad also confirmed the end of filming in late November 2021.[32]

Release

The series premiered on 19 January 2020, on HBO.[33] In New Zealand, the series is distributed by Sky satellite television provider's SOHO2 channel and Neon streaming service.[34] The second season premiered on 10 October 2022, on HBO.[3]

Reception

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 67% based on 52 reviews, with an average rating of 6.3/10. The website's critical consensus states, "If Avenue 5's maiden voyage isn't as smooth as its creative clout implies, it's still a hilarious step in a completely new—while still enjoyably caustic—direction for creator Armando Iannucci."[35] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 64 out of 100, based on 28 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[36]

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per episode of Avenue 5
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "I Was Flying" January 19, 2020 0.2 0.571[9] 0.296 0.867[37]
2 "And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off..." January 26, 2020 0.1 0.500[10] 0.1 0.385 0.2 0.885[38]
3 "I'm a Hand Model" February 2, 2020 0.1 0.297[12] 0.1 0.358 0.2 0.655[39]
4 "Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder?" February 9, 2020 0.1 0.275[13] 0.1 0.347 0.2 0.622[40]
5 "He's Only There to Stop His Skeleton from Falling Over" February 16, 2020 0.1 0.386[14] 0.1 0.292 0.2 0.678[41]
6 "Was It Your Ears?" February 23, 2020 0.1 0.371[15] 0.1 0.302 0.2 0.673[42]
7 "Are You a Spider, Matt?" March 1, 2020 0.1 0.400[16] 0.1 0.336 0.2 0.736[43]
8 "This is Physically Hurting Me" March 8, 2020 0.1 0.384[17]
9 "Eight Arms But No Hands" March 15, 2020 0.1 0.415[18] 0.1 0.236 0.2 0.651[44]

Notes

  1. ^ The episode was first made available on January 31, 2020, through HBO's digital platform.[11]

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