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Avenue 5 - Suzy Nakamura Joins HBO's Space Comedy Pilot from Veep Creator

Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken, Go On) has joined the cast of HBO's space comedy pilot, Avenue 5, in a lead role, which hails from the creator of Veep, Armando Iannucci per Deadline. Nakamura will play Iris Kimura, right-hand to the billionaire owner of the company behind the Avenue 5.

The comedy is written and executive produced by Iannucci and is set in the future, mostly in space.

Nakamura joins previously announced lead Hugh Laurie. The pilot was ordered last year along with backup scripts.