With real life politics becoming more out-there than anything he could have dreamed up for Veep, Armando Iannucci is looking further afield for his next TV project.

To be more precise, he’s heading into space, with a little show entitled Avenue 5.

Set in the near future, space tourism is a thing, and Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie) is the captain of the ship that the show centres around. The very snarky captain of the ship that the show centres around.

The supporting cast also boasts some great faces, including Suzy Nakamura, Josh Gad, Rebecca Front and, straight from Silicon Valley, Zach Woods.

Look for the new HBO series to take flight in January, 2020. Here’s a sneak peek at it – and it should come as no surprise that we’re typing these words: LANGUAGE WARNING