Veep final season details revealed

The final season of HBO’s multi-awarded comedy, Veep, will be premiering at the end of the month and more details about the show have been released.

As previously reported, the political satire as created by Armando Iannucci before David Mandel took over as showrunner for the fifth season. Veep chronicles the misadventures of U.S. vice president Selina Meyer as she and her team swear and fumble their way to the presidency and beyond.

The final season will be comprised of only seven episodes this time instead of the usual ten.

Here is the official synopsis:

“The new season of Veep finds Selina Meyer trying to gain traction in early primary states, wooing uber-wealthy donors while navigating threats from primary challengers, including aide-turned-congressman Jonah Ryan. Selina’s band of misfits is also back, except for Mike, who’s been banished from her orbit and is now covering the presidential campaign, having been replaced by his ongoing nemesis in the press, reporter Leon West.

Meanwhile, Amy is figuring out how she feels about her pregnancy vis-a-vis Dan, who seems unwilling to give up his playboy ways for fatherhood. Rounding out the team are ever-faithful bagman Gary, cantankerous Ben, numbers-obsessed Kent and staffer Richard.”

Veep Dan and AmyThe titles and synopses for the first three episodes have likewise been released:

Season 7, episode 1: “Iowa”
Debut date: SUNDAY, MARCH 31 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) evaluates her past and present campaigns. Jonah’s (Timothy C. Simons) personal life sparks interest among the press. Amy (Anna Chlumsky) makes an important decision.
Written by Lew Morton; directed by David Mandel.

Season 7, episode 2: “Discovery Weekend”
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 7 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
At an Aspen retreat for rich donors, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) deals with potential adversaries and allies. Amy’s (Anna Chlumsky) behavior raises Gary’s (Tony Hale) suspicions.
Written by Billy Kimball & Eric Kenward; directed by Dale Stern.

Season 7, episode 3: “Pledge”
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 14 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
In the run-up to the first debate, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) makes a novel campaign proposal. Comments by Jonah (Timothy C. Simons) create blowback. Dan (Reid Scott) and Amy (Anna Chlumsky) take a road trip.
Written by Rachel Axler; directed by Morgan Sackett.

The ensemble cast of the show also includes Tony Hale as Gary, her devoted bodyman; Anna Chlumsky as Amy, her right hand; Matt Walsh as Mike, her former spokesperson; Reid Scott as the ultra-ambitious Dan; Timothy C. Simons as Jonah Ryan, a former hanger-on turned congressman; Kevin Dunn as Ben, her campaign manager; Gary Cole as analyst Kent; Sam Richardson as staffer Richard; and Sarah Sutherland as Catherine, Selina’s daughter.

In 2017, Veep received five Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series, the show’s third win in a row, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus received the Emmy for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, her sixth consecutive win in the category. Overall, the show has received 17 Primetime Emmys.

Don’t miss Veep season seven as it premieres on March 31 on HBO.

Check out the trailer below:

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