What’s better than a workplace comedy? A workplace comedy (big echo voice) in spaaaaace! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Silicon Valley’s Zach Woods will be joining the cast of Avenue 5, a brand new comedy from Veep’s Armando Iannucci. Woods will play Matt Spencer, a kind nihilist and head of customer relations who set his entertainment career aside years ago and is eagerly awaiting a promotion to a desk job on Earth. The one and only Hugh Laurie will also star in the series as Ryan Clark, the suave captain of a space cruise ship called Avenue 5. The pilot will film in London and will also star Suzy Nakamura and The Thick of It’s Rebecca Front.
Zach Woods. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images