The Captain And Crew Of Avenue 5 Are Out Of This World

HBO has been hitting it out of the park with its original series as of late. Some of the premium network's shows have achieved critical acclaim, with series like Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Watchmen, and Succession dominating every corner of pop culture.

With some of its most famous titles and characters in the rearview mirror (we'll miss you, Doctor Manhattan), HBO is looking to explore new territory in its upcoming new series Avenue 5: the galaxy.


In the science-fiction comedy, an interplanetary cruise ship blasts off with thousands of passengers on board for a month-long voyage into the unknown. However, when severe technical difficulties send passengers into a panic, the motley crew of the Avenue 5 is forced to jumps into action to steer the ship back on the right track.

Avenue 5's crew is composed of an ensemble cast of (inter)stellar actors spanning every genre. Ahead, the stars who will take the HBO series to infinity and beyond.

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Hugh Laurie as Captain Ryan Clark

The British actor is most widely known for his role as the grumpy genius MD in the Fox medical drama House. Yes, that's right — he's British.
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Zach Woods as Matt Spencer

Woods is an accomplished actor and comedian, having appeared in comedy projects like The Office, Veep, and Silicon Valley.
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Suzy Nakamura as Iris Kimura

Nakamura's roots in the improvisational comedy scene have led her to laugh-out-loud roles in ABC's Dr. Ken and Modern Family.
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Josh Gad as Herman Judd

Gad's puffed-up and arrogant character in Avenue 5 is nothing like Olaf, the happy-go-lucky snowman that he voices in the Frozen franchise.
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Rebecca Front as Karen Kelly

The veteran actress has appeared in a number of comedic and serious roles in her 30-year career. Her filmography includes parts in BBC One's War & Peace, Up the Women, and Doctor Who.
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Nikki Amuka-Bird as Rav Mulcair

Fans may recognize Amuka-Bird from the 2008 BBC-HBO production The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, which also starred soul singer Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog).
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Lenora Crichlow as Billie McEvoy

English actress Crichlow has roots in theatre, but she chose the screen over the stage to star in the television series Sugar Rush, adapted from the Julie Burchill novel of the same name
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