Monday, April 13, 2015

HBO Renews 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley'

Following their season premieres last night, HBO has renewed comedies Veep for a fifth season and Silicon Valley for a third season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming.

"Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series and I'm immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year," noted Lombardo. "Along with Game of Thrones and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, both of which have already been renewed for 2016, they give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other."

Created by Armando Iannucci, Veep stars Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as new President Seline Meyer, for whom even the most banal action can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences. The cast also includes Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.

Executive producers for Veep's fourth season include Armando Iannucci, Christopher Godsick, Frank Rich, Chris Addison, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephanie Laing.

Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, Silicon Valley takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The cast includes Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O. Yang.

Executive producers for Silicon Valley's second season include Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally. Co-executive producers are Dan O'Keefe and Clay Tarver. Supervising producers are Sonny Lee and Ron Weiner. Producers are Carrie Kemper and Jim Kleverweis.