Whatever Seth McFarlane is doing with his space comedy series The Orville must be working because another series taking the same comedic approach to space is coming to HBO.
It’s called Avenue 5 and it’s basically about a space cruise ship that goes through a series of mishaps and…hijinks ensue. The series unlikely lead actor is Hugh Laurie, the actor known for his serious yet quick portrayal of a doctor on Fox TV’s House.
Based on the trailer, the series isn’t as slapstick as The Orville, which may work to its advantage given the more mature tastes of HBO viewers.
The series will debut on January 19 on HBO.
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