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Zach Woods and Hugh Laurie Are Going to Space

Zach Woods. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

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 and Hugh Laurie Are Going to Space