Avenue 5: Season 1

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Sci-fi comedy created by Armando Iannucci (Veep, Alan Partridge, The Death of Stalin). The Avenue 5, a passenger liner designed... More

Where to watch Avenue 5: Season 1

Avenue 5: Season 1 is available to stream in New... More Zealand now on Neon.

Avenue 5: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1

I Was Flying

When a malfunction occurs aboard the luxury space cruise ship... More Avenue 5, it's up to engineer Billie McEvoy to warn Capt. Ryan Clark, owner Herman Judd and his right-hand woman Iris Kimura that the incident may have a cataclysmic knock-on effect.

Episode 1.2

And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off...

Rav and her team meet with a NASA representative to... More plot a potential rescue mission. An engineer working in a hidden part of the ship has a surprisingly optimistic theory about the ship's future. Karen becomes a vocal advocate for passengers.

Episode 1.3

I'm a Hand Model

Judd outlines the plan for a rescue mission and tasks... More Iris with organizing a vigil on Earth to raise the money to fund it. Rav endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference.

Episode 1.4

Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder?

With Judd worried about his reputation, Iris arranges a meet-and-greet... More with several passengers in his luxury suite. Frustrated by a bridge crew with no answers, Ryan and Billie bond with the engineers below deck.


He's Only There To Stop His Skeleton Falling Over

Billie seeks praise for helping Ryan during the ship's new... More crisis.


Was It Your Ears?

Ryan & Billie look for the source of an incessant... More beeping. Rav appeals to the President for rescue funds.


Are You a Spider, Matt?

Judd enlists Ryan to charm an intimidating, super-wealthy passenger. Rav... More deals with media outrage.


This is Physically Hurting Me

As Karen supervises the throwing of all non-essential items from... More the ship, the passengers start to suspect all is not as it seems.


Eight Arms But No Hands

A seat on a rescue shuttle sends the ship into... More chaos. Meanwhile, Matt takes extreme measures to quiet his guilty conscience.

Avenue 5: Season 1 | Ratings & Reviews

"This works, for the most part... If Avenue 5 wants to get more mileage out of its premise, it'll have to find some newer gears within it for its excellent cast and intriguing characters to play with beyond pure frustration."


"The biggest surprise is a disappointing one: that Veep creator Armando Ianucci's first TV series since he left behind Selina Meyer is kind of an unwieldy mess."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"What we're left with is a not terribly funny workplace comedy, with the saving grace of some accomplished and likable performers."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"In most respects, and like most Iannucci projects, "Avenue 5" has little to no heart; sentiment is not the point. There are few characters to root for... But most characters simply prove good bad company while they go about their self-serving.. business."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"The setup is interesting, and there's certainly plenty of material for creator Armando Iannucci to play with moving forward. Unfortunately, the premiere is fractured, spending so much time setting up its plot and introducing its massive ensemble."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"At the risk of sounding like another of Iannucci's immortals, Alan Gordon Partridge, Avenue 5 is not just good - it's galactically good."


"It mines comedy gold from the awful and the absurd, often mixing the two like some crazed alchemist cackling away in a medieval tower."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"The show generates a good deal of screwball energy with these constant scrambles to its own verbal surface, which variously evokes Airplane! and Pirandello."

The New YorkerThe New Yorker

"I'm amazed someone as talented as [Armando] Iannucci had a hand in any of this."

The TimesThe Times

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