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AVENUE 5 Season 1

By on January 7, 2020

**Avenue 5 has been renewed by HBO for a Second Season**

 

Episode 9: “Eight Arms But No Hands” (Season finale)

A search party commences for Matt (Zach Woods), who’s in hiding with a guilty conscience – and the airlock codes.

Iris (Suzy Nakamura) questions Karen (Rebecca Front) about her rumored affair with Ryan (Hugh Laurie).

Rav (Nikki Amuka-Bird) seeks an apology from Judd (Josh Gad) for ruining her life, as chaos ensues when a seat on a rescue shuttle suddenly becomes available.

Story by Armando Iannucci & Sean Gray and Ian Martin & Peter Fellows; teleplay by Ian Martin & Peter Fellows and Sean Gray; directed by Will Stefan Smith.

Debut date: SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

 

Episode 8: “This Is Physically Hurting Me”

While Karen (Rebecca Front) oversees an effort to jettison non-essential passenger items, Billie (Lenora Crichlow) tries to teach an inattentive Ryan (Hugh Laurie) how to dock the ship. Matt (Zach Woods) learns of Judd’s (Josh Gad) plan to make the “ultimate sacrifice” by returning to Earth. Meanwhile, the passengers suspect all is not as it seems with the journey.

Story by Armando Iannucci & Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith; teleplay by Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith; directed by David Schneider.

Debut date: SUNDAY, MARCH 8 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

 

Episode 7: “Are You a Spider, Matt?”

Judd (Josh Gad) enlists Ryan (Hugh Laurie) to help charm Harrison Aimes (Paterson Joseph), an uber-wealthy passenger who has a strange effect on Judd.

Meanwhile, the passengers become transfixed by a divine image circling the ship and Rav (Nikki Amuka-Bird) deals with the fallout when the ship’s moral quandary hits the media.

Story by Armando Iannucci & Charlie Cooper & Daisy Cooper; teleplay by Charlie Cooper & Daisy Cooper; directed by Becky Martin.

Debut date: SUNDAY, MARCH 1 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

 

Episode 6: “Was It Your Ears”

As Avenue 5 celebrates the birth of a space baby, Ryan (Hugh Laurie) and Billie (Lenora Crichlow) try to identify the source of an incessant beeping, and Judd (Josh Gad) shares his latest grand idea at Karen’s (Rebecca Front) passenger-crew liaison meeting.

In the nation’s capital, Rav (Nikki Amuka-Bird) appeals to the President for rescue funds but, in exchange, is faced with an ethical dilemma.

Story by Armando Iannucci & Jon Brown; teleplay by Jon Brown; directed by Peter Fellows.

Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 23 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

 

Episode 5: “He’s Only There To Stop His Skeleton From Falling Over”

Billie (Lenora Crichlow) seeks her moment in the limelight after stepping in to help Ryan (Hugh Laurie) during the ship’s newest crisis.

Iris (Suzy Nakamura) vets comedian Jordan Hatwal’s (Himesh Patel) material for the Halfway Home Party, which Judd (Josh Gad) has decided should go on as planned. Doug (Kyle Bornheimer) tries to get in the way of Mia’s (Jessica St. Clair) newfound sexual freedom.

Story by Armando Iannucci & Peter Baynham; teleplay by Peter Baynham; directed by Annie Griffin.

Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 16 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

 

Episode 4: “Wait A Minute, Then Who Was That On The Ladder?”

With Judd (Josh Gad) worried about his reputation, Iris arranges a meet-and-greet with several passengers in his luxury suite.

Frustrated by a bridge crew with no answers, Ryan (Hugh Laurie) and Billie (Lenora Crichlow) bond with the engineers below deck.

Matt (Zach Woods) encourages Frank (Andy Buckley) to become the man he always wanted to be.

Story by Armando Iannucci & Peter Fellows & Ian Martin; teleplay by Peter Fellows & Ian Martin; directed by Natalie Bailey.

Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 9 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

 

Episode 3: “I’m a Hand Model”

With Avenue 5 staff slacking in their customer service, Ryan (Hugh Laurie) offers Karen (Rebecca Front) the opportunity to channel her unique talent for speaking the passengers’ language.

Judd (Josh Gad) outlines the plan for a rescue mission and tasks Iris (Suzy Nakamura) with organizing a vigil on Earth to raise the money to fund it.

Rav (Nikki Amuka-Bird) endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference.

Story by Armando Iannucci & Peter Fellows & Ian Martin; teleplay by Peter Fellows & Ian Martin; directed by Natalie Bailey.

Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 2 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

 

Episode 2: “And Then He’s Gonna Shoot Off…”

As Rav (Nikki Amuka-Bird) and her team meet with a NASA representative to plot a potential rescue mission, Ryan (Hugh Laurie) learns that Cyrus (Neil Casey) an engineer working in a hidden part of the ship, has a surprisingly optimistic theory about the ship’s future.

Judd (Josh Gad) donates a lavish personal item to help commemorate a fallen crew member.

Karen (Rebecca Front) becomes a vocal advocate for passengers. Mia (Jessica St. Clair) and Doug (Kyle Bornheimer) receive marital counseling from Matt (Zach Woods).

Story by Armando Iannucci & Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith; teleplay by Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith; directed by Natalie Bailey.

Debut date: SUNDAY, JAN. 26 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

 

Episode 1: “I Was Flying”

When a malfunction occurs aboard the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5, it’s up to engineer Billie McEvoy (Lenora Crichlow) to warn Captain Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie), Avenue 5 owner Herman Judd (Josh Gad) and his right-hand-woman Iris Kimura (Suzy Nakamura) that the incident may have a cataclysmic knock-on effect.

As Rav Mulcair (Nikki Amuka-Bird) manages the situation from mission control back on Earth, Matt Spencer (Zach Woods), the head of customer relations, tries his best to calm frayed nerves on board, and persistent passenger Karen Kelly (Rebecca Front) discovers the crew may know more than they’re letting on.

Story by Armando Iannucci; teleplay by Armando Iannucci & Simon Blackwell & Tony Roche; directed by Armando Iannucci.

Debut date: SUNDAY, JAN. 19 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

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