Emmy-winning HBO comedy series Veep starring Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns for its fifth season April 24. If you haven’t seen this far in the series, stop reading here. SPOILER ALERT.
President Selina Meyer is in the midst of a virtually unprecedented Electoral College tie, with her future as commander in chief coming down to just a few hundred votes. While Amy and Dan work on a long shot to victory, Selina finds herself spinning her wheels in D.C., as her staff strives to make her seem presidential (even though she actually is president), at the same time fending off the ambitions of Tom James, her charismatic running mate, who in a twist of obscure constitutional procedure could end up becoming president.
The Emmy®-winning comedy series Veep kicks off its ten-episode fifth season on April 24th at 10:30pmET/PT on HBO. The show stars Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer, for whom even the most banal action can set off a ripple effect that has unexpected and far-reaching consequences.
The ensemble cast of the show also includes Emmy® winner Tony Hale as Gary, her devoted bodyman; Emmy® nominee Anna Chlumsky as Amy, her on-again, off-again right hand; Matt Walsh as Mike, her weathered spokesperson; Reid Scott as Dan, an ambitious aide; Timothy Simons as hanger-on Jonah; Sufe Bradshaw as Sue, President Meyer’s wry executive assistant; Kevin Dunn as Ben, her chief of staff; Emmy® nominee Gary Cole as strategist Kent; and Sam Richardson as campaign worker Richard.
Recurring guest stars on the new season include John Slattery as billionaire banker Charlie Baird; Sarah Sutherland as Catherine, Selina’s daughter; and Hugh Laurie as Tom James, Selina’s running mate.
Back in September of 2015, Veep won the Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus received the Emmy® for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, her fourth consecutive win in the category. She previously received Emmys® for Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine. In addition, Tony Hale received the Emmy® for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, his second win in the category; the show also received Emmys® for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche) and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series. Veep: The Complete Fourth Season will be available April 19th on Blu-ray with Digital HD and DVD. You can pre-order here.