‘Avenue 5’ canceled at HBO after two seasons

‘Avenue 5’ canceled at HBO after two seasons
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Looks like it’s time to say goodbye as Avenue 5 won’t be lifting off anymore for a new season. Continue reading to find out.

All of the viewers who have tuned in to watch the show are now wondering whether the latest reports are true or not. Given that the second season concluded with the final episode, “That’s Why They Call It a Missile,” on November 28, 2022, it is reasonable to inquire about the show’s future plans.

As a result, the show has captured the interest of viewers who want to learn more about the character arcs introduced to the audience in the previous two seasons, which appear to have been unfortunately brief. If you’re interested in learning more about the future of this television series, you’ve come to the right place! Especially for you, we have compiled a list of all the most important and up-to-date information.

Here is everything we know about HBO’s Avenue 5 status.

'Avenue 5' canceled at HBO after two seasons

Avenue 5 Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Sadly, the opportunity to watch more seasons of,Avenue 5,” was short-lived, as HBO has officially confirmed that the third season has been canceled! 

The news of the series’ cancellation after two seasons is a bit surprising, as the overall reception of the series has been favorable among fans and critics worldwide. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 67% based on 52 reviews, with an average rating of 6.3/10. The website’s critical consensus states, “If Avenue 5‘s maiden voyage isn’t as smooth as its creative clout implies, it’s still a hilarious step in a completely new—while still enjoyably caustic—direction for creator Armando Iannucci.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 64 out of 100, based on 28 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” 

Additionally, the premium cable network Warner Bros. Discovery has finally confirmed that the series will not return for a third season. It comes eight months after Deadline reported that the series was likely to end, and just a few days after star Hugh Laurie was announced as the star of Season 3 of Apple TV+’s Tehran.”Going to space with Armando Iannucci has been an incredible journey,” said an HBO spokeswoman. Further adding, “While we will not be moving forward with a third season of Avenue 5, we look forward to many more adventures together.” Take a look at some of the fan’s reactions to the sudden cancellation of the show:

Avenue 5: What happened in the series?

All aboard for a hilarious journey across the universe in this HBO comedy series from Armando Iannucci (HBO’s Veep). The official synopsis of the first season states, “All aboard for a hilarious journey across the universe in this HBO comedy series from Armando Iannucci (HBO’s “Veep”). Set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is a booming business, Season 1 follows life on board Avenue 5, a mash-up of a cruise liner and an interplanetary rocket ship packed with luxury amenities.”

The official synopsis of the second season states, “Picking up five months after failing to reroute the vessel, Season 2 follows the crew – including fiery engineer Billie (Lenora Crichlow), unpredictable head of customer relations Matt (Zach Woods), and faithful right-hand Iris (Suzy Nakamura) – as they struggle to lead, calm, control, and, if need be, hide from increasingly unruly passengers. On earth, they’re lauded as heroes, and in space, everyone can hear them scream.”

The main cast members of the series with their respective roles and character descriptions are as follows: Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, Josh Gad as Herman Judd, Zach Woods as Matt Spencer, Rebecca Front as Karen Kelly, Suzy Nakamura as Iris Kimura, Lenora Crichlow as Billie McEvoy, Nikki Amuka-Bird as Rav Mulcair, and Ethan Phillips as Spike Martin. The show is created by Iannucci and executive produced by Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, and Will Smith; co-executive produced by Peter Fellows and Becky Martin; produced by Steve Clark-Hall. The series is also co-produced by Sky UK.

All 17 episodes from the two seasons of Avenue 5 are available to stream on HBO and HBO Max, based on the user’s region. These streaming platforms are home to the shows and films that everyone is talking about, from groundbreaking series and documentaries to the biggest blockbuster movies. The viewers can also stream the episodes of Avenue 5 by renting or purchasing on Google Play, Vudu, and iTunes, based on the viewers’ location, with preferred membership, and plans that the users can choose from. In the meantime, we recommend that fans should stream the episodes to recap the events which have concluded the story of this science fiction comedy television series. 

Catch up with the previous seasons, and let us know in the comments how you feel about the cancelation of Avenue 5 Season 3.