Avenue 5: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Avenue 5

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If Avenue 5's maiden voyage isn't as smooth as its creative clout implies, it's still a hilarious step in a completely new -- while still enjoyably caustic -- direction for creator Armando Iannucci.

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Critic Ratings: 52

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Air date: Jan 19, 2020

When a malfunction occurs aboard the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5, it's up to engineer Billie McEvoy to warn Capt. Ryan Clark, owner Herman Judd and his right-hand woman Iris Kimura that the incident may have a cataclysmic knock-on effect.

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Air date: Jan 26, 2020

Rav and her team meet with a NASA representative to plot a potential rescue mission; an engineer working in a hidden part of the ship has a surprisingly optimistic theory about the ship's future; Karen becomes a vocal advocate for passengers.

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Air date: Feb 2, 2020

Judd outlines the plan for a rescue mission and tasks Iris with organizing a vigil on Earth to raise the money to fund it; Rav endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference.

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Air date: Feb 9, 2020

With Judd 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 and Billie bond with the engineers below deck.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2020

Billie seeks her moment in the limelight after stepping in to help Ryan during the ship's newest crisis; Iris vets comic Jordan Hatwal's material for the Halfway Home Party; Doug tries to get in the way of Mia's newfound sexual freedom.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2020

As Avenue 5 celebrates the birth of a space baby, Ryan and Billie try to identify the source of an incessant beeping; Judd shares his latest grand idea; Rav appeals to the president for rescue funds but faces an ethical dilemma.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2020

Judd enlists Ryan to help charm Harrison Aimes, a wealthy passenger who has a strange effect on Judd; the passengers become transfixed by a divine image circling the ship; Rav deals with the fallout when the ship's moral quandary hits the media.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2020

While Karen oversees an effort to jettison non-essential passenger items, Billie tries to teach an inattentive Ryan how to dock the ship; Matt learns of Judd's plan to return to Earth; the passengers suspect all is not as it seems with the journey.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2020

A search party commences for Matt who's in hiding with the airlock codes; Iris questions Karen about her rumored affair with Ryan; Rav seeks an apology from Judd, as chaos ensues when a seat on a rescue shuttle suddenly becomes available.

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Cast & Crew

Hugh Laurie
Ryan Clark

Actor
Josh Gad
Herman Judd

Actor
Zach Woods
Matt Spencer

Actor
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Rav Mulcair

Actor
Rebecca Front
Karen Kelly

Actor
Lenora Crichlow
Billie McEvoy

Actor
Suzy Nakamura
Iris Kimura

Actor
Ethan Phillips
Spike Martin

Actor
Neil Casey
Cyrus

Guest Star
Andy Buckley
Frank

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Himesh Patel
Jordan Hatwal

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Jessica St. Clair
Mia

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Kyle Bornheimer
Doug

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Kevin Loader
Executive Producer
Simon Blackwell
Executive Producer
Tony Roche
Executive Producer
Will Smith
Executive Producer
Armando Iannucci
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Critic Reviews for Avenue 5: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Avenue 5: Season 1

  • May 29, 2022
    It's the definition of a "passing time" series. Nothing really goes on, stupid skits and Hugh Laurie in the lead. Not sure why, cause this is a really one-dimensional series.
  • May 25, 2022
    Fans of Veep and Thick of it...will be disappointed. The jokes miss the mark. Casting feels off.
  • Dec 28, 2021
    totally under-rated... which i'd put down to it's sardonic black humour. They slap the label "comedy" on it but it really wants the audience of Dr Strangelove it's has some very good one liners and hillarious moments, but i rather enjoy the show more for it's plot and character exploration and feel rated as a comedy alone people might be harsh to it being centrally a show about very flawed and unqualified characters as opposed to the regular sci-fi focus on elite and super inteligent characters.... it even seems hard to understand how it will be entertaining at first but once you get it i think the show deserves absolutly top marks simply for making such a bold choice, and therefore feeling so orginal and i think that's what sci-fi audiences crave, orginality not always perfection exactly.... this show pleasantly suprised me and i thought Hugh Laurie would not make sense at all but he did, it feels like the role is written for him, perhaps even the imposter syndrome experienced by his character having some analogy for an actor that got so good at pretending to be American!
  • Nov 09, 2021
    The funniest show I have ever seen. So appropriate as we start space tourism.
  • Sep 28, 2021
    Clever, funny and full of surprises - Avenue 5 is much more than you expect. You will look up when season 2 comes out, just 2 or 3 episodes into this show. And it's a really quick watch, with it's 9 episodes of 28 minutes each being the perfect length and no big commitment. Hugh Laurie's best performance since House will grab you quickly!
  • May 27, 2021
    Omg it's been a while since I saw something sooooooo hilarious!!! LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOVE IT! I WISH they have like 10 seasons! Great acting and humor. It's just OVER-WOW! 🤗🤗🤗
  • May 06, 2021
    Avenue 5 is just whacky enough to keep you watching every episode. Of course you have to suspend reality to get into the story line, but that's the purpose of this show. Think of The Love Boat goes to Saturn.
  • Feb 23, 2021
    Avenue 5's concept might be too complicated to land all of the laughs that are expected from a writing and acting team as strong as this one. I'll tune in for season 2, but unless the way has been paved for sharper writing and stronger jokes I doubt I'll be back for season 3.
  • Feb 01, 2021
    Boy I loved this show. From the plot through the science through the characters through the music, I can't wait for season 2.
  • Jan 10, 2021
    This show is so bad and it had so many opportunities to be great. A boring writer and a boring director had an abortion, and they named it Avenue 5.

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