‘Avenue 5’: Armando Iannucci and Cast on Creating ‘the ‘Game of Thrones’ of Comedies’

Published on Jan 16, 2020

‘Avenue 5’: Armando Iannucci and Cast on Creating ‘the ‘Game of Thrones’ of Comedies’

After years of satirizing politics on both sides of the pond, Armando Iannucci looked to the stars for his new comedy series, “Avenue 5” — but his latest for HBO wasn’t a total departure from earthly concerns.

“After doing ‘Veep’ and ‘The Thick of It,’ I knew I didn’t want to do another political show,” Iannucci said during the “Avenue 5” TCA session in Pasadena, CA on Wednesday morning. “But I wanted to talk about some of the emotions that are floating around, [including] anxiety, a sense of foreboding doom about the climate, […] populism and how crowds can take on a life of their own.”

“But also, I love sci-fi. So I thought, wouldn’t it be good to put [all] this on a pressure cooker in space? That was the start of it.”

Avenue 5” chronicles the ill-fated odyssey of the eponymous space cruise ship, Avenue 5, helmed by Captain Ryan Clark

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Author: Ben Travers