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‘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


BBC Radio 4 cleans up at the BBC Audio Drama Awards

Rebecca Front, Stephen Dillane, Phil Wang, Alexei Sayle and more have won trophies from the BBC Audio Drama Awards this year. Performers, writers and producers including Rebecca Front, Stephen Dillane, Phil Wang, Alexei Sayle and more took home trophies from the ceremony opened by James Purnell, Director, Radio & Education, and hosted by Meera Syal at the BBC Radio Theatre. Recipient of this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award, The Amazing Maya Angelou began in June 2018, following the arc o...
Tags: UK, Awards, Bbc, Radio, Meera Syal, Maya Angelou, Joyce Carol Oates, Rebecca Front, BBC Radio, Society of Authors, Fiona, Alexei Sayle, Sam Ward, Al Smith, Patti LuPone, Stephen Dillane


HBO’s Avenue 5 Transports Veep Creator Armando Iannucci’s Dark, Profane Humor to Outer Space

In science fiction, the future generally comes in one of two varieties: idealized or dystopian. But what if the world to come turns out to be very much like the present, a mixed bag full to bursting with joy, sorrow, innovation, hubris, funny jokes, toxic marriages, yoga, family obligations, ugly resort wear, the majesty of nature, rampant inequality, much-needed distractions, accidental death? What if the defining attribute of humankind isn’t goodness or evil but incompetence? It’s an argu...
Tags: Hbo, Television, News, Uncategorized, Nasa, Earth, Karen, Silicon Valley, Armando Iannucci, Guy Fieri, Steve Coogan, Alan Partridge, Jared, Stalin, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Front


‘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


‘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


Inane Political Discourse, or, Alan Partridge's Parody Politics

"I evolve, I don't…revolve." -- Alan Partridge Alan Partridge began as a gleeful media parody in the early '90s but thanks to Brexit he has evolved into a political one. In print and online, the hopelessly awkward radio DJ from Norwich, England, is used as an emblem for incompetent leadership and code word for inane political discourse. The Twitter feed, Political Partridge (circa 2015) lines up iconic Partridge quotes and images with the words and p...
Tags: Music, UK, England, Comedy, London, Parody, Bbc, Daily Mail, Theresa May, Nigel Farage, Humor, Ukip, Ricky Gervais, Boris Johnson, Ira, Greg Hunt


A Trollopian reviews the Doctor Thorne TV adaptation

Like all true Trollopians I carry in my mind a vivid picture of Barsetshire and its people. For me it is a landscape of rolling countryside with ancient churches and great houses, with Barchester a compact cathedral city of great elegance, as if Peterborough cathedral had been miraculously transported ten miles into Stamford. In Trollope’s novels, the characters are so convincing they seem like people you know. They appear to do what they do because of who they are. Essentially the novels probe ...
Tags: Downton Abbey, Paris, Literature, Julian Fellowes, Anthony Trollope, lady Cora, Peterborough, Frank, Rebecca Front, Henry, Mary, Wodehouse, Stamford, Beverley, Fellowes, Trollope


Rebecca Front on the joys of family holidays

The Thick of It star loves nothing more than spending time with her children, so family holidays are her idea of heaven. Apart from that time in Sicily …Most summers, when I was a child, we would go to North Yorkshire to stay with my mum’s old college friend. She had a house on the edge of the moors, not far from Richmond. It felt a world away from where we lived in Gants Hill, north-east London, and we loved it – all cream teas and massive walks. I was scared of dogs, but they had this lovely s...
Tags: Rome, North Yorkshire, Richmond, Sicily, Rebecca Front, Gants Hill north east London


War and Peace recap: episode one – 'proper costume drama at its most lavish'

BBC1’s new adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic is Sunday-night TV at its best, with Lily James, Paul Dano and James Norton all excelling in their rolesWell, I know that must have cost a bomb, but it was worth every kopeck. That was utterly fabulous. Balls at the Winter Palace! Men in full military uniform galloping forth on white chargers! Stolen kisses in the conservatory! Dancing bears in drunken flashback scenes! Cavorting ladies drinking champagne! Pass me a magnum of your finest! Bring on the a...
Tags: Television, Downton Abbey, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Gillian Anderson, Tolstoy, War And Peace, Paul Dano, James Norton, Rebecca Front, Rada, Lily James Paul Dano, Winter Palace Men


Doctor Who Season 9: A Primer

The good news is that there is a new season of Doctor Who coming. It has some great guest stars, familiar faces and a core of writers and directors who have never worked on the show before. Maybe an injection of new blood can tighten things up a bit this year. The bad news is that there will be no new Who for 2016, as Steven Moffat will be erstwhile-detained working on Sherlock. There has been no word of any specials or one of episodes for the coming year. Some things that are different from la...
Tags: Television, Doctor Who, Stimuli, Brit, America, Bbc, Daleks, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat, Maisie Williams, Clara, Jenna Coleman, Pompeii, Matt Smith, Rebecca Front