Veep Will Be Coming To An End After Season 7


HBO has announced that beloved satirical comedy, Veep, will be ending after its upcoming seventh season.

One of the best comedies of all time, the political satire has long offered a scathing commentary on American politics. The decision to finish the series after season seven comes only a few months after the network announced its renewal. Unlike cancellations due to poor viewership or critical reviews, it seems like Veep will be ending due to creative reasons from showrunner and lead actress.

It wasn’t an easy decision for Dave Mandel or Julia Louis-Dreyfus to come to, as the latter told Hollywood Reporter tonight.

"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.” Let’s face it, this has been a role of a lifetime."

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Mandel echoed her sentiment, explaining that this upcoming season is the natural ending point for Veep. Climbing aboard the political series only two seasons ago, Mandel reinvigorated the show after his critically acclaimed season five.

"We don’t want to repeat ourselves or be boring. It’s bittersweet but it’s right."

Veep wrapped up last season with Selina Meyer once again embarking on the pursuit of the presidency after her hand in freeing Tibet was revealed. It’s a nice full-circle ending to once again follow her through her political journey considering the show started off with her ambitions in politics. Now, she’ll be running against everyone’s favorite congressman, Jonah Ryan in a presidential race that is bound to get extremely underhanded between the former co-workers. While last season was a bit lackluster, Julia Louis Dreyfus is up for her sixth consecutive Emmy nomination for Veep with her seventh total.

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Starting out as a satire, Veep has slowly transformed into a horrifying but accurate depiction of the circus that has become politics. While season six took a break from diving into politics following the 2017 election, here’s hoping the show returns to its roots for its last run. The HBO series begins production in October with the final season airing sometime in the spring of 2018.