HBO’s political comedy Veep is coming to an end. The network announced yesterday that the Julia Louis-Dreyfus-led series will conclude with its seventh season next year. The series follows Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the U.S. Vice President who aspires to become President herself, but keeps finding herself in controversies she and her staff create.
“The decision to bring Veep to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet,” said Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of 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.”
Veep has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for its fourth and fifth seasons with Louis-Dreyfus winning Best Actress for a consecutive five years, and she is once again nominated for her role at this year’s Emmys.