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Avenue 5 - Zach Woods to Co-Star in HBO's Space Comedy Pilot from Veep Creator

Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office) has joined the cast of HBO's space comedy pilot, Avenue 5, in a lead role per Deadline. Woods will co-star opposite Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura, and Rebecca Front.

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

Woods will play Matt Spencer, head of Customer Relations. Despite being a nihilist, Matt is a nice guy who can't wait to get to the end of his final cruise before promotion to a more senior role on Earth. He has a performance background but gave up trying to make it as an entertainer years ago.

The pilot was ordered in 2017 along with backup scripts.