Armando Iannucci‘s Avenue 5 will continue its journey on HBO for another season. The network just gave the greenlight to Avenue 5 season 2, furthering the misadventures of the problematic space cruise ship. The comedy series stars Hugh Laurie, Zach Woods, Josh Gad, and more, and premiered on HBO last month. More on Avenue 5 season 2 below.
‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Trailer: Dev Patel Does Dickens for the Creator of ‘Veep’
Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 by Chris Evangelista
The Personal History of David Copperfield is an utter delight from beginning to end, and soon, more audiences will get to see that for themselves. Hailing from Veep creator Armando Iannucci, this funny, charming, inventive film takes an almost slapstick approach to the work of Charles Dickens, resulting in something special. Watch The Personal History of David Copperfield trailer below.
Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Time to set phasers to fun — and to Armando Ianucci‘s perfect brand of comedic chaos. HBO has released a new Avenue 5 trailer starring Hugh Laurie as an inept spaceship captain in the Veep creator’s new comedy. With the new trailer comes an official premiere date for Avenue 5: the space comedy TV series will blast off this coming January.
‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Trailer: Armando Iannucci Brings Modern Energy to a Dickensian Classic
Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
Armando Iannucci, the mind behind darkly funny, highly verbose comedies like In the Loop and The Death of Stalin, may not seem like the person to take on Charles Dickens. But that’s exactly what he does, and does extremely well, with the hilarious, star-studded The Personal History of David Copperfield. Iannucci stays true to Dickens’ text while also giving the film a modern sensibility, resulting in one of the year’s most charming films. Watch The Personal History of David Copperfield trailer below.
‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Review: A Delightful Dickens Adaptation From Armando Iannucci [TIFF 2019]
Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
Armando Iannucci is responsible for the acidic, acerbic dark humor that prevails in In the Loop, The Death of Stalin, and Veep. But anyone expecting more of that nasty, cutting comedic bite from Iannucci’s latest work is in for a pleasant surprise. Working with co-writer Simon Blackwell, Iannucci has taken the autobiographical Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield and spun forth a film bustling with wit, grace, slapstick comedy, and one big beating heart. It’s an utter joy to watch.
‘Avenue 5’, a Sci-Fi Show From ‘Veep’ Creator Starring Hugh Laurie and Zach Woods, Gets Series Order at HBO
Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Armando Iannucci, the director of movies like The Death of Stalin and In the Loop and the creator of TV comedies The Thick of It and Veep, is returning to HBO with a new TV show.
Iannucci stepped away from being Veep‘s showrunner after season 4 and hasn’t worked in television since, but that’s about to change with Avenue 5, a HBO science fiction series that will star Hugh Laurie (House, Tomorrowland), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office), and Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels). Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
Veep and In the Loop creator Armando Iannucci has built his career turning political idiocy into laugh-out-loud comedy, but now he might be tasked with plumbing the moronic depths of the current U.S. president’s brain – and it’s all thanks to Twitter.
Iannucci pitched a Donald Trump movie idea on the social media platform earlier this week, and a new report says that eight studios are already interested in turning his idea from a tweet into an actual film. Read the pitch below.
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Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
The David Copperfield cast keeps getting better and better. Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie are the latest additions to the upcoming Charles Dickens adaptation from Veep creator Armando Iannucci. Dev Patel stars in the project, called The Personal History of David Copperfield, which updates Dickens’ tale to modern times.
Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Armando Iannucci already has his Death of Stalin follow-up planned. The Veep creator will next helm a David Copperfield movie movie that updates the classic Charles Dickens novel in present day. And now Iannucci has his leading man: Dev Patel.
TV Bits: ‘Arrow’ Season 6 Trailer, ‘Young Sheldon’ is (Somehow) a Hit, Watch The First 6 Minutes of ‘The Gifted’, and More
Posted on Friday, September 29th, 2017 by Ben Pearson
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Arrow gets a trailer hyping its sixth season
- The creator of Veep is heading to space in a brand new HBO series
- The CBS prequel Young Sheldon has, regrettably, earned a full series order
- Watch the first six minutes of Fox’s new X-Men TV series The Gifted
- Zachary Levi still wants to make a Chuck movie
- And more!