'Veep' season 7: Everything you need to know about its trailer, cast, and where to watch it
If you liked its searing humor in the past, here's everything you need to know about the seventh season of the multiple Emmy winning show.
President Selina Meyers is back to spreading democracy like "Patient Zero," and from the looks of it, 'Veep's upcoming season is going to be funnier than it has ever been. Often tagged as the smartest and funniest show on television in recent times, HBO's 'Veep' is back for its seventh and final season. If you have liked its searing humor in the past, here's everything you need to know about the finale season of the multiple Emmy winning show.
'Veep' season 7 will premiere on Sunday, March 31, 2019. It will feature 7 episodes.
This season's plot revolves around Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character Selina Meyer, who initially started off as the vice-president of the United States. The upcoming season sees her trying to keep her presidency intact as her incompetent team struggles from hilarious mishaps. Meyer and the team, are insistent on making a mark on the politics of the country and leaving a legacy, but at every turn, they find themselves fumbling their way through everyday political games.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer
Louis-Dreyfus plays the cutting edge, smart and sarcastic Selina Meyer. She's previously worked with shows like 'Saturday Night Live', the smashing 90s hit 'Seinfeld' and 'The New Adventures of Old Christine', that went on to get her an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2006. She went on to win 9 Primetime Emmy awards for 'Veep' and a total of 24 nominations throughout her career. She's also a Golden Globe Award winner and a nine-time winner of the Actors Guild Awards, and last year was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh
Tony Hale plays Meyer's associate Gary Walsh who toils day and night for his boss and is basically the go-to person for everything his boss needs - from Kleenex, makeup, hairspray or newspapers, he's got it all. Hale is known for his performance in Fox's comedy series 'Arrested Development', where he played the crazy Bluster Bluth. He's also an Emmy award winner, bagging the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013 and 2015 for 'Veep'.
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer
Everything that Walsh isn't, Amy is. She's the President's go-getter, who wants to troubleshoot every problem and is incredibly good at it too. She's mostly anonymous since no one should know there's an issue in the first place, and this anonymity is what drives Amy. 'Veep' is the most successful project in Chlumsky's career and rightly so - it got her 18 nominations through the past six seasons and even earned her a Screen Actors Guild award.
Who created it?
'Veep' is created by Scottish writer Armando Giovanni Iannucci, who created the show as an adaptation of his Brit sitcom 'The Thick of it'. He's also the man behind the famous character Alan Partridge, portrayed by actor Steve Coogan on television. For his work on the show, he won two Emmys in 2015, for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. He followed this with the feature film 'The Death of Stalin' in 2017. His next film is an adaptation of David Copperfield.
The trailer starts off with the team going over Meyer's presidential speech. "I'm not sure I want to be the president of all Americans," Selina says after looking at the speech. "How about real Americans," Leon, a member of the campaign team offers. "Oh yeah, that's good and we can figure out what I mean later," replies Meyer. The trailer pokes fun at internet activism, trolls and Facebook targeting, all in good fun, of course.
Where to watch
You can watch 'Veep' on HBO Now once it premieres in March. The streaming service comes at a subscription rate of $14.99 per month in the United States. The timeslot is still to be updated, so watch this space for more. You can also watch the show on Youtube TV and Amazon Prime, which will cost you $40 and $12.99 per month respectively.
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