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Avenue 5 - Nikki Amuka-Bird to Star in HBO's Space Comedy Pilot from Veep Creator



Nikki Amuka-Bird (Hard Sun, Quarry) has been cast in a lead role in HBO's space comedy pilot, Avenue 5, per Deadline's exclusive.

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

Amuka-Bird will play Rav Mulcair, head of Judd Mission Control on Earth. She's extremely intelligent but frustrated and exhausted by lack of control. Intense and slightly odd, Rav is racked with guilt over having sent her two best friends into space in an attempt to fix their failing marriage.

The pilot was ordered in 2017 along with backup scripts.

Amuka-Bird will co-star opposite Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura, Rebecca Front, Zach Woods and Josh Gad.

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