HBO has announced that it will end its Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Veep” with next year’s seventh season. The announcement comes just months after the show was renewed for that seventh season.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won five consecutive Primetime Emmys for Best Actress for playing the role of former vice president and president Selina Meyer in the series which finished airing its sixth season on June 25th this year. Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming says in a statement:
“The decision to bring ‘Veep’ to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet. 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” was created by Armando Iannucci and executive produced by David Mandel, Frank Rich, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lew Morton and Morgan Sackett.