HBO has dropped the official trailer for the upcoming second season of the space comedy Avenue 5, featuring Hugh Laurie’s return as the captain of the titular chaotic luxury spacecraft. The series is scheduled to make its return on October 10.
The Avenue 5 Season 2 trailer teases the aftermath following the events of the first season finale, where they accidentally extend the shuttle’s journey from an eight-week course to an eight-year journey. The video highlights the chaos that will ensue among the passengers, who are getting agitated, afraid, and desperate with their current situation. Laurie’s Captain Clark must deal with all these problems in order for all of them to survive.
Avenue 5 is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business. It stars Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Ethan Phillips. Guest Stars include Andy Buckley, Jessica St. Clair, Kyle Bornheimer, Adam Pålsson, Daisy May Cooper, Lucy Punch, Leila Farzad, Jonathan Aris and Arsher Ali.
“Picking up five months after failing to reroute the vessel, Season 2 follows the crew – including fiery engineer Billie, unpredictable head of customer relations Matt, and faithful right-hand Iris – as they struggle to lead, calm, control, and, if need be, hide from increasingly unruly passengers. On earth, they’re lauded as heroes, and in space, everyone can hear them scream,” reads the synopsis.
Avenue 5 is created, written, and executive produced by Veep’s Armando Iannucci. It is executive produced by Simon Blackwell, Kevin Loader, and Will Smith.