Veep to End its Run After Season 7
HBO’s Veep will come to an end after Season 7 in 2018. The show has won a total of 12 Emmy’s, with Julie Louis-Dreyfus winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series every single time since the show began in 2012. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Louis-Dreyfus had this to say about the series coming to an end:
“It became clear that this season should be the last season. We don’t want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series.”
It’s never fun to watch a great series take its final bow, but it’s good when it can go out on its own terms. I’m glad that Louis-Deyfus and Executive Producer David Mandel realized that this was when Veep needed to wrap it up. The worst thing a show can do is keep making episodes for the sake of making episodes.
I’ll be honest, the only reason I started watching Veep was because I wanted to know if Louis-Dreyfus really deserved to win best leading actress every year, taking the win away from Amy Poehler, who was doing amazing work on Parks and Recreation. And when I came to the end of Season 6 (I binge watched it all in about 4-5 days), I had to admit that she truly deserved the awards. Louis-Dreyfus calls portraying Selina Meyer as “the role of a lifetime,” and she absolutely nails it.
Veep is laugh-out-loud funny and, for me, an unexpected gem. The show pushes the boundaries and really drives home some of the hypocrisy of politics. Not only does Louis-Dreyfus do a phenomenal job, but the entire cast rises to the occasion. The cast clicked in Season 2 and just work so well together. Their chemistry really comes across.
It’s sad to see Veep go, but I’m excited for how the series will go out. Mandel says, “I’m so f-ing excited for what we’ve got on the board and for fans to see what we’ve cooked up.”
Filming for the final ten episodes will kick off October 16th, with the premier happening sometime in 2018.