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Avenue 5 - Space Comedy from Veep Creator Receives Pilot Order at HBO

Veep creator Armando Iannucci is returning to HBO.

The pay cabler has ordered a pilot for a space comedy from the acclaimed writer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Avenue 5 (working title) is described as a comedy set in the future, mostly in space. In addition to a pilot, HBO has also ordered back-up scripts for the show.

The series marks Iannucci's first TV endeavor since he left Veep at the end of season four. Iannucci exited the Julia Louis-Dreyfus political comedy due to the long commute between his home in London and the show's Los Angeles-based production. (The first few seasons were filmed in Maryland.)

The pilot for Avenue 5 will shoot in London next year.

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