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‘Silicon Valley’ Star Zach Woods Reflects on the Final Season: ‘Characters’ Blind Spots are Funny’

Though he co-starred in “Avenue 5” in the spring, Zach Woods had already been an HBO mainstay on “Silicon Valley.” There, Woods played Donald “Jared“ Dunn, the uneasy Pied Piper COO with an intense attachment to the company’s founder Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and a horrifying — albeit comically vague — history. In the fourth episode […]
Tags: Hbo, Awards, Features, Silicon Valley, Emmys, Donald, Zach Woods, Richard Thomas Middleditch, Avenue 5, Jared `` Dunn, Pied Piper COO

Inside the Small Screen’s Sci-Fi Comedy Boom With ‘Avenue 5,’ ‘Upload,’ ‘Living With Yourself’

Many of the best-known science-fiction comedies are parodies. Such films as “Spaceballs,” “Galaxy Quest” and “Mars Attacks!” work by skewering the genre. They are not really of the genre. But since at least 1978, when Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” premiered as a BBC radio drama, there has been a separate tradition […]
Tags: Bbc, Features, Douglas Adams, Upload, Living With Yourself, Avenue 5

‘Avenue 5’ Cast and Creator Breakdown Research Behind the HBO Show in Variety’s Streaming Room

Set 40 years into the future, series creator Armando Iannucci takes viewers into his reimagined world on the maiden voyage of “Avenue 5.” Although it will take another four decades before anyone can praise Iannucci on his predictions, the hilarious HBO comedy leaves fans wondering if flashy tracksuits, inadequate personnel and cheap billion dollar ships […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Armando Iannucci, Hugh Laurie, HBO Show, Iannucci, Avenue 5, Variety Streaming Room

5 Things We Want From Avenue 5 Season 2

HBO’s big draw last night was the Westworld season three premiere—but fans of absurd space comedy also tuned in for the season one finale of Armando Iannucci’s Avenue 5. We already know there’s a season two on the way, so here are five things we’re hoping to see when the show returns.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Science, Armando Iannucci, Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Avenue 5

Mark Ruffalo Could Be a Part of Disney's She-Hulk Show

Christina Aguilera will lend her voice to Mulan’s soundtrack once again. Doctor Who confirms the return of a familiar foe for the holiday season. Legends of Tomorrow teases the departure of two of its finest. Plus, what’s to come on The Walking Dead, and Picard teases a long-awaited reunion. Spoilers get!Read more...
Tags: Science, Christina Aguilera, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Disney, Charmed, The Magicians, Mulan, Mark Ruffalo, Legends Of Tomorrow, Outlander, Picard, She Hulk, Radium Girls, Avenue 5, Project Blue Book

Our First Look at Kevin Feige's Simpsons Cameo Is Here

Amblin’s getting into a new sci-fi comedy. Shudder’s new documentary wants to investigate cursed and haunted film productions. Get a look at the new season of Future Man. Plus, what’s to come on the DC/CW universe shows, a glimpse of Westworld season three’s new and returning characters, and aliens invade St.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Batwoman, Westworld, The Simpsons, The Flash, Legacies, Supergirl, Kevin Feige, Shrine, Future Man, Ice Cream Man, Black Lightning, Dc Cw, Avenue 5, Distant, Cursed Films

How ‘Avenue 5’ Set Designer Used 3D Tech to Create Spaceship Locales

Simon Bowles designed the massive set of the Judd spaceship on HBO’s “Avenue 5” with one central thought in mind: It doesn’t matter how beautiful an environment is when you realize you might be trapped in it forever. “I’ve designed these types of enclosed spaces before,” says the production designer, who collaborated with series creator […]
Tags: Hbo, Artisans, Production, Armando Iannucci, Warner Bros, Avenue 5, Simon Bowles

Another Tiny The Batman Tease, Dark Army Updates, and More

Some familiar Jurassic World faces will return for round three. There’s good news for Avenue 5 fans. Robert Englund makes his one pitch for returning to Freddy Krueger. Doctor Who teases the rise of the Cybermen. Plus, what’s to come in another Gotham City, on Batwoman. Happy spoilentine’s day, spoiler lovers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Batwoman, Gotham City, Legacies, Hunters, Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund, The Batman, Dark Army, Avenue 5, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Jurassic World 3, Save Yourselves

‘Avenue 5’ Season 2 is Go For Launch From HBO

Armando Iannucci‘s Avenue 5 will continue its journey on HBO for another season. The network just gave the greenlight to Avenue 5 season 2, furthering the misadventures of the problematic space cruise ship. The comedy series stars Hugh Laurie, Zach Woods, Josh Gad, and more, and premiered on HBO last month. More on Avenue 5 season 2 below. Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, has announced that Avenue 5 is continuing with a second season. “We’ve loved every minute of Avenu...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Armando Iannucci, Hugh-Laurie, Rebecca Front, Ryan, David Copperfield, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Ryan Clark, Lenora Crichlow, Karen Kelly, HBO Programming, Matt Spencer, Iannucci

‘Avenue 5’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO

HBO is up for more space chaos. The network has renewed the Armando Iannucci-created comedy “Avenue 5” for a second season. “We’ve loved every minute of Avenue 5’s inaugural voyage,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “Armando Iannucci and his team are masters of smart and incisive comedy, and the ensemble cast, […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Armando Iannucci, HBO Programming, Amy Gravitt, Avenue 5

HBO Renews Avenue 5 for Second Season

HBO renews Avenue 5 for second season After scoring strong reviews from critics and audiences alike, HBO’s sci-fi comedy Avenue 5 has scored a second season order from the premium cable network, according to Deadline. RELATED: New Avenue 5 Promo: Josh Gad Invites You to a Luxury Space Experience Avenue 5 is described as a space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oystery. With Hugh Laurie as the Captain, nothing can go wrong. “We’ve loved every min...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Rebecca, TV News, BAFTA, Armando Iannucci, Will Smith, Hugh Laurie, Golden Globe, Josh Gad, Ryan Clark, HBO Programming, Josh Gad Frozen, TV Premiere, Iannucci

Avenue 5 Contains All the Absurd Chaos We Hope to Never Encounter in Deep Space

One of sci-fi’s go-to plots is “disaster in the depths of space,” where a catastrophe endangers the mission and, ultimately, human lives. HBO’s new series Avenue 5 takes that well-worn idea and dunks it into a mix of biting wit, cruise-ship cheese, and unlikable characters you somehow can’t get enough of.Read more...
Tags: Space, Hbo, Comedy, Science, Sci Fi, Armando Iannucci, Poop, Cruise Ships, Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Avenue 5

‘Avenue 5’: Armando Iannucci on Leaving ‘Insult Heavy Political Dramas’ Behind

In a sketch from “The Armando Iannucci Shows,” a Channel 4 series from the “Veep” creator’s early catalogue, a couple tours a house with an eye to buying it. However, they discover that the property is, in fact, a paper drawing made by a bunch of youths with massive, life-sized crayons. Such commentary on the […]
Tags: News, Features, Armando Iannucci, Veep, Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Avenue 5

‘Avenue 5’ Uses Actual Science to Fuel Its Comedy (and Kills Off Richard Branson for a Gag) [TCA 2020]

Armando Iannucci is back on HBO, but this time, he’s not making another political comedy. The Veep mastermind created the science fiction comedy Avenue 5 . There series follows a deep space passenger flight in the future where something goes wrong and neither the captain (Hugh Laurie) nor the tech mogul (Josh Gad) who funded it are equipped to handle it.  Iannucci revealed some Easter eggs during the panel, including a gag about the fate of Virgin magnate Richard Branson, and the scienc...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, White House, Features, Richard Branson, Armando Iannucci, Mars, Branson, Hugh Laurie, Josh, Laurie, Judd, Josh Gad, Iannucci

Josh Gad on How His ‘Avenue 5’ Character Is Inspired by Elizabeth Holmes

Armando Iannucci’s new HBO comedy “Avenue 5” is setting out to depict what the world will look like in 40 years with the “evolution or deevolution, as it were, of entpreneurs,” series star Josh Gad said at the Television Critics Assn. press tour panel for the show on Wednesday. Gad’s character, Herman Judd, is one […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Armando Iannucci, Elizabeth Holmes, Tca, Josh Gad, Gad, Television Critics Assn, Avenue 5, Herman Judd

‘Avenue 5’ Featurette Invites You to Have Some Fun and Let Your Body Turn Into a Lukewarm Pudding

Armando Iannucci, creator of Veep, has a new sure-to-be-hilarious show headed to HBO. Avenue 5 is set 40 years in the future and set on a luxury space cruise ship experiencing technical difficulties. In a new Avenue 5 featurette below, Matthew Spencer, the head of passenger services (played by Zach Woods) walks us through the many futuristic amenities aboard the ship. Avenue 5 Featurette As this video explains, space and luxury go hand in hand. After all, “the first three letters of spa...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Billie, Karen, Armando Iannucci, Mars, Iris, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Front, Ryan, Matt, Spike, Judd, Josh Gad

‘Avenue 5’ Trailer: Josh Gad Invites You on a “Luxury” Space Experience

Josh Gad is not the best billionaire salesman, but he does his awkward, creepy best in the latest Avenue 5 trailer, which plays like a very bad advertisement for Gad’s luxury space cruise. In the new space comedy from Veep creator Armando Ianucci, Gad plays Judd Galaxy’s founder, Herman Judd, who uses stock footage and shots of Hugh Laurie to bring us a vision of the future of space travel. Watch the new Avenue 5 trailer below. Avenue 5 Trailer An Ianucci series isn’t complete without y...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Silicon Valley, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Front, Ken, Llewyn Davis, David Copperfield, Judd, Josh-Gad, Gad, Zach Woods, Lenora Crichlow

HBO Promo Reel Teases Upcoming New Shows For 2020

HBO promo reel teases upcoming new shows for 2020 HBO has released a brand new promo reel for their highly-anticipated shows that are set to premiere in 2020, including a highlight of the upcoming third season premiere of their award-winning sci-fi drama Westworld. Check out the video below! The video also offers us a preview of the network’s new 2020 shows such as the new limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider starring Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman; Nicole Kidman and Hug...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, America, Georgia, Nicole Kidman, TV News, John Malkovich, Armando Iannucci, Pope, Westworld, Jason Bateman, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Ruffalo

New Avenue 5 Promo: Josh Gad Invites You to a Luxury Space Experience

New Avenue 5 Promo: Josh Gad invites you to a luxury space experience HBO has released a new promo teaser for their upcoming space comedy series Avenue 5, featuring Josh Gad’s Herman Judd as he promotes space tourism and invites you to his titular luxury cruise ship. Created by Veep‘s Armando Iannucci, the series will be making its debut on Thursday, January 19, 2020. Also starring Hugh Laurie and Zach Woods, you can check out the video in the player below! RELATED: John Malkovich Leads the C...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, Rebecca, TV News, John Malkovich, BAFTA, Armando Iannucci, Will Smith, Hugh Laurie, Golden Globe, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Ryan Clark, Josh Gad Frozen

‘Avenue 5’ Teaser: The Creator of ‘Veep’ Takes Us on a Luxurious Space Cruise with Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad

Veep creator and In the Loop director Armando Ianucci got bored with political satire a little while back, mostly because the real politics of today are far too ludicrous and depressing to effectively make comedy out of them. But that’s not stopping the masterful comedy writer and director from starting a new series. Avenue 5 has Armando Ianucci taking us to space aboard the luxurious space cruise ship of the same name. Hugh Laurie is the captain who seems to love his job, that is until the shi...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley, Movie Trailers, Donald Trump, Veep, Hugh-Laurie, Rebecca Front, Ken, David Copperfield, Josh-Gad, Gad, Zach Woods

‘Avenue 5’, a Sci-Fi Show From ‘Veep’ Creator Starring Hugh Laurie and Zach Woods, Gets Series Order at HBO

Armando Iannucci, the director of movies like The Death of Stalin and In the Loop and the creator of TV comedies The Thick of It and Veep, is returning to HBO with a new TV show. Iannucci stepped away from being Veep‘s showrunner after season 4 and hasn’t worked in television since, but that’s about to change with Avenue 5, a HBO science fiction series that will star Hugh Laurie (House, Tomorrowland), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office), and Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels). Deadline reports tha...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Silicon Valley, Armando Iannucci, Stalin, Hugh-Laurie, Matt, Llewyn Davis, Laurie, Gad, Zach Woods, Ryan Clark, Customer Relations, Josh-Gad

Hugh Laurie’s Avenue 5 Receives Series Order at HBO

Hugh Laurie’s Avenue 5 receives series order at HBO The space comedy Avenue 5 has been given a series order at HBO, TVLine has confirmed. The show comes from Armando Iannucci, the creator of HBO’s Veep. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 2...
Tags: Hbo, UK, TV, Movies, Rebecca, TV News, Armando Iannucci, Naomi Watts, Hugh Laurie, Golden Globe, Judd, Josh Gad, Ryan Clark, ComingSoon, Karen Kelly, Iannucci

Armando Iannucci Space Comedy ‘Avenue 5’ Ordered to Series at HBO

HBO has given a series order to the comedy “Avenue 5” from creator Armando Iannucci. The series is described as a space tourism comedy set forty years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oyster. Hugh Laurie stars as Ryan Clark, the captain of the space cruise ship Avenue 5. The series also […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Armando Iannucci, Hugh Laurie, Ryan Clark, Avenue 5

HBO’s Space Comedy Pilot Avenue 5 Adds Nikki Amuka-Bird

HBO’s space comedy pilot Avenue 5 Adds Nikki Amuka-Bird Following the addition of Josh Gad (Frozen 2), Deadline reports that BAFTA-nominated actress Nikki Amuka-Bird (NW) has officially signed on to join the cast of HBO’s space comedy Avenue 5. The pilot is written and executive produced by Veep creator Armando Iannucci. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Bbc, Rebecca, TV News, BAFTA, Armando Iannucci, Rosamund Pike, Golden Globe, Ben Barnes, Grandin, Josh Gad, Julia Ormond, BBC oNE, Ryan Clark

3 More Seconds of Game of Thrones' Final Season Plus Our First Look at The Lion King's Mufasa

HBO is teasing us once again, this time with Game of Thrones, Watchmen, and His Dark Materials. Sylvester Stallone is working on a non-Marvel or DC superhero movie. Alex Kingston teases River Song’s potential with the new Doctor. Plus new looks at Captain Marvel, Doom Patrol and more. Watch out, spoilers have a case…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Game Of Thrones, Sylvester Stallone, The Lion King, Samaritan, Riverdale, Alex Kingston, Mufasa, Captain Marvel, Watchmen, Wynonna Earp, His Dark Materials, Kingsman 3

Avenue 5: Josh Gad Joins HBO’s Space Comedy Pilot

Avenue 5: Josh Gad joins HBO’s space comedy pilot Following the recent casting of Zach Woods (Silicon Valley), Deadline reports that Beauty and the Beast star Josh Gad has been tapped to join the cast of HBO’s forthcoming space comedy Avenue 5. The pilot is written and executive produced by creator Armando Iannucci (Veep). Gad is set to portray the role of billionaire Herman Judd, who is the owner of Avenue 5 and the whole Judd brand that includes chains of hotels, fitness clubs and space to...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Disney, Rebecca, TV News, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Olaf, Judd, Josh Gad, Gad, Ryan Clark, ComingSoon, Abe Forsythe, Avenue 5

The New Howard the Duck Show Is Bringing in a Familiar Face From the Movie

Happy Death Day writer Scott Lobdell’s next project is both a movie and a comic book. One of the new Alien TV shows in the works could be an animated series. The American adaptation of Utopia casts a Star Trek: Discovery star. Plus, a return to Oz is heading to TV, and what’s to come on Doom Patrol. Spoilers, away!Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Charmed, Utopia, Ghostbusters, The Flash, Odin, Howard the Duck, Cloak Dagger, Scott Lobdell, Doom Patrol, Avenue 5, Vicious, Land of Oz, Nancy Drew The Hidden Staircase, Medical Police

Updates From the Super Mario Bros. Movie, Black Widow, and More

Scooby Doo is offering a bizarre follow up to a 30-year-old mystery. Get another brief snippet from Bumblebee. A new clip from The Good Place teases big things for Eleanor. Meet Caitlin’s dad in new pictures from the next episode of The Flash. Plus, a 4400 reboot could be in the works. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Supernatural, Super Mario Bros, Black Widow, The Flash, Riverdale, Scooby Doo, Bumblebee, Swamp Thing, The Gifted, Nightflyers, The Good Place, Avenue 5, The 4400, Scooby Doo And The Curse Of The 13th Ghost, Eleanor Meet Caitlin

Wild Rumors About a Star Wars Star Joining The Batman

The Walking Dead adds an intriguing character from the comics. Iron Fist might have cast a Daredevil comic sidekick. Taika Waititi could be planning more work with Marvel. Plus, what’s to come on Fear the Walking Dead, and a quick look at some returning American Horror Story stars. To me, my Spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, The Last Ship, The Flash, Supergirl, Killjoys, Joker, Shadowhunters, Farscape, Iron Fist, Fear The Walking Dead, Taika Waititi, The Batman, The Predator

Updates From Halloween, The Flash, and More

A Spider-Man star could be joining Disney’s Little Mermaid reboot. Idris Elba just can’t escape those Bond rumors. Laurie Strode continues to look amazingly badass in new Halloween stills. Plus, even more apocalyptic American Horror Story teasers, and the CW hypes up the return of its DC shows. Spoilers, away!Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Disney, Idris Elba, The Little Mermaid, American Horror Story, Cw, The Flash, Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Siren, Preacher, M Night Shyamalan, Suspiria, Puppet Master

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