Wednesday, September 6, 2017

HBO's 'Veep' to End After 7 Seasons

The Emmy-winning comedy series Veep is ending its run on HBO after seven seasons, it was announced this evening by series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and showrunner David Mandel. The seventh and final season will air in 2018.

"The decision to bring Veep to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet," said Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming. "We love the show and everyone involved but respect the producers' choice to bring Selina Meyer's journey to its conclusion after an extraordinary run of critical and award-winning acclaim. Julia Louis-Dreyfus' comedic brilliance infused Selina with a dynamic presence and a vibrant wit which will ensure her a place in the history of television's most iconic comedic characters. We look forward to producing the seventh and final season."

The comedy stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.

Louis-Dreyfus has won five consecutive Emmys for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the series, and is nominated for her sixth at this year's awards. The series has won the Emmy for Best Comedy Series for the past two years and is nominated once again as well.

Armando Iannucci created the comedy. Executive producers are Louis-Dreyfus, David Mandel, Frank Rich, Lew Morton and Morgan Sackett.