Will there be a Season 3 of Avenue 5?

November 29, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 1
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This article discusses the possibility of Avenue 5 season 3 and the show’s renewed or canceled status. It contains spoilers for previous seasons.

Armando Iannucci’s fantastic sci-fi comedy Avenue 5 has enjoyed some bad luck on HBO, with its first season doing well but not exactly dominating the pop-cultural conversation, and the second being delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic only to enjoy the same fate. But those who like the show – like me – really like it and would very much like to see more of it.

Is that likely? Here’s everything we know.

Will there be an Avenue 5 season 3? Renewed or canceled status

Status: TBC

HBO don’t tend to renew a season until they have a sense of how well the latest one has performed, so the fact we haven’t heard anything yet isn’t much of a surprise. We might not have heard about a renewal, but we haven’t heard about a cancellation either.

The Season 2 finale left things on a pretty major cliffhanger, so there is plenty of justification for a renewal artistically, and Ianucci has made it clear himself that there is plenty of interest in continuing the story if HBO are willing to foot the bill. With all this in mind, I’d say it’s pretty likely that Avenue 5 will be renewed for a third season.

When might Avenue 5 season 3 come out?

The main complication ahead of a third season is the fact that thanks to the pandemic delay, the cast’s contracts expired. Many have moved on to other projects at this point, and getting them all together again at the same time might prove challenging. While the show has a large ensemble and could likely continue without several of them, there are many characters whose relationships and dynamics and especially key. A new season might cull some of the cast, but it’s much likelier that we’d have to wait a while longer to ensure the entire band gets back together.

We wouldn’t expect any more episodes of Avenue 5 until 2024.

What might the new season be about?

We left the Avenue 5 in the season finale in two halves, with the passengers and crew split more or less evenly between them. While the vessel luckily wasn’t destroyed by the missile from TOTOPOTUS (The Office of The Other President of the United States), the ordnance did explode a giant lithium-rich asteroid that Ryan had promised Lucas in exchange for safe passage back to earth.

A third season would likely focus on getting the ship back together while Ryan continued to pretend to Lucas that he has enough lithium to bargain for a rescue.

On a character level, Ryan is now married to Charles and possibly Karen, though perhaps not Elena, Spike is adrift in space, Doug is bringing up Mia and Mads’s child alone, Rav has taken credit for saving the ship by turning the lights off, and Matt may or may not want to die. There’s more than enough drama here to fill at least one more season, but maybe – hopefully! – two or three.

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1 thought on “Will there be a Season 3 of Avenue 5?

  • January 17, 2023 at 11:18 am

    Please !! I love this series, another series would be amazing !

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