While The Orville is basically a comedy version of Star Trek already, it looks like HBO wants to take a jab at space comedy with Avenue 5. A new trailer has been released for the show, and it promises a fun look at an intergalactic space vacation.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=Emu0I2hNfUk\r\n\r\nThe show comes from Veep creator Armando Iannucci, and I have to say, It\u2019s kind of weird watching a trailer for a show that doesn\u2019t seem all that political. If you follow his filmography, you\u2019ll know that he has a penchant for political satire, like with films like In the Loop and The Death of Stalin. Now I\u2019m curious for what he has to bring with Avenue 5.\r\n\r\nWhile you can say that a \u201cfunny Star Trek\u201d has already been done with The Orville, I think Avenue 5 does something different in a very specific way. You see, the crew of the Orville is pretty much like Starfleet\u2014adventurers and researchers out in space. With Avenue 5, it looks like the show is about a luxury cruise ship with no specific mission but to have the passengers enjoy themselves. It\u2019s a fun twist on the genre, and I can\u2019t wait to see what\u2019s in store for the show.\r\n\r\nThe cast looks like a lot of fun. Besides Hugh Laurie, you also have the likes of Suzy Nakamura, Rebecca Front, Josh Had, and Zach Woods. After Iannucci\u2019s success with Veep, let\u2019s hope Avenue 5 doesn\u2019t disappoint.\r\n\r\nAvenue 5 is set for a January release on HBO.