“The decision to bring Veep to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet,” said Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, in a statement. “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 political comedy stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, one-time Vice President turned President of the United States turned reluctant civilian.
Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson also star.
The series was created by Armando Iannucci, who served as showrunner through the first four seasons. Since Season 5, the show has been run and executive produced by David Mandel. Frank Rich, Louis-Dreyfus, Lew Morton and Morgan Sackett also serve as EPs.
The end of Season 6 saw Selina definitely throw her hat into the ring to run for President once again, despite just about everyone trying to talk her out of it, and with the show ending, it sounds like this will truly be her final shot at it.
The final season of Veep will premiere in 2018.
Linda Ge | TV Editor