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HBO Orders an Armando Ianucci Comedy Pilot Set in Space, Where Everyone Can Hear You Swear

Armando Ianucci.

Armando Ianucci is going to boldly swear where no man has sworn before. The creator of Veep, In the Loop, and The Death of Stalin has sold a comedy pilot to HBO called Avenue 5, which is set in the future, mostly in space, reportedly on a spaceship (think The Orville, but actually funny). Ianucci left HBO after Veep’s fourth season to focus on Stalin, but now has the time to focus on a new series. Since this is an Ianucci show, we can’t wait to hear the Avenue 5 characters spit out reams of filthy dialogue that rivals the beauty and complexity of the great beyond itself.

Armando Ianucci to Bring Swearing to Space in New HBO Pilot