'Avenue 5' Renewed for Season 2

'Avenue 5' Renewed for Season 2
Avenue 5Armando Iannucci's Veep follow-up — is coming back for Season 2.

Today, HBO confirmed we'll be getting a second season of the Hugh Laurie-starring space comedy.

"We've loved every minute of Avenue 5's inaugural voyage," said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO programming, in a statemtn. "Armando Iannucci and his team are masters of smart and incisive comedy, and the ensemble cast, brilliantly captained by Hugh Laurie, is second to none. We can't wait to see what's in store for our hapless heroes in season two."

Iannucci added, "It was so great to be back again with HBO for the first season of Avenue 5, so I'm doubly thrilled that HBO have now seen fit to put Captain Ryan Clark and his passengers and crew through even more physical and emotional hell next year too. Nobody provides angst-ridden laughs better than Hugh Laurie, and we're looking forward to seeing what further impossible situations and existential crises we can plunge him, Josh Gad and the rest of our fantastic cast into next. To the end of season one and beyond (into season two)!"

Laurie will also be returning to the show, of course, though so far there is no word on when Avenue 5 Season 2 will premiere on HBO.

In addition to Laurie, the show stars Josh Gad, Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ethan Phillips and Zach Woods.