The journey of Avenue 5 through outer space has come to an end: According to TVLine, HBO has terminated the sci-fi comedy starring Hugh Laurie after two seasons.
"Today's journey with Armando Iannucci has been an incredible journey," said an HBO spokesperson in a statement. "While we will not be moving forward with a third season of Avenue 5, we look forward to many more adventures."
Laurie served as the captain of an interplanetary cruise ship that crashed off the coast of the Sun and had to scout out a way to survive with angry passengers and dwindling supplies. Zach Woods was the ship's head of customer relations. Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Ethan Phillips were all part of the supporting cast. Veep creator Armando Iannucci was the executive producer
Avenue 5 made its debut in January 2020 with a nine-episode freshman season, but it didn't return until two and a half years after that due to COVID-related production issues. The eight-episode sophomore season ended this past November.
When the actors were released from their contracts last May when their options expired, Laurie has since signed on to join the cast of Apple TV+ spy thriller Tehran for its forthcoming third season.
The Cable Scorecard on TVLine has been updated in response to the news. Will you miss drifting through space with Avenue 5? Leave a comment and tell us what you think.