The Hugh Laurie-led sci-fi space comedy from Veep creator Armando Iannucci has been picked up for a second season less than a month after its Jan. 19 premiere. "We've loved every minute of Avenue 5's inaugural voyage,” said Amy Gravitt, HBO programming executive vice president. "Armando Iannucci and his team are masters of smart and incisive comedy, and the ensemble cast, brilliantly captained by Hugh Laurie, is second to none. We can't wait to see what's in store for our hapless heroes in season two." Iannucci added: "Nobody provides angst-ridden laughs better than Hugh Laurie, and we’re looking forward to seeing what further impossible situations and existential crises we can plunge him, Josh Gad and the rest of our fantastic cast into next. To the end of season one and beyond (into season two)!"