Award-Winning HBO Comedy VEEP to End Following Season Seven
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO's award-winning comedy VEEP, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will end its run following the seventh season, set to premiere in 2018. The actress tells THR, "It became clear that this season should be the last season. We don't want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series."
She went on to reveal that the decision to call it quits was a difficult one. "Let's face it, this has been a role of a lifetime," says the Emmy Winner.
Louis-Dreyfus followed up her iconic run as Elaine Benes on 'Seinfeld,' with five consecutive Emmys for outstanding lead actress for VEEP and is once again up for a sixth this year. The show has been nominated for best series six consecutive seasons, winning the last two in a row.
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About VEEP: Former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. VEEP follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington. Created by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In the Loop), the comedy is scripted but shot in an improvisational style.
The ensemble cast of the show also includes Emmy® winner Tony Hale ("Arrested Development") as Gary, VicePresident Meyer's right-hand man; Emmy® nominee Anna Chlumsky ("In the Loop") as Amy, her chief of staff; Reid Scott ("My Boys") as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Matt Walsh (HBO's "Hung") as Mike, Vice President Meyer's weathered spokesperson; Timothy C. Simons ("Days Together") as Jonah, a White House liaison turned political blogger; Sufe Bradshaw ("Overnight") as Sue, Vice President Meyer's executive assistant; and Kevin Dunn (HBO's "Luck") as Ben, the president's chief of staff.
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