HBO renews ‘Veep’ for a fifth season and ‘Silicon Valley’ for a third season
Both original comedies premiered new seasons last Sunday in the Caribbean
MIAMI - After premiering new seasons this past Sunday, April 12, in the Caribbean, HBO<http://www.hbomax.tv/hbo/> has confirmed the renewal of two original comedies: the Emmy®-winning and Golden Globe®-nominated series Veep for a fifth season and the Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-nominated series Silicon Valley for a third season. Together with the previously-confirmed renewals of other original series – including Game of Thrones, Girls, Togetherness, Real Time with Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – 2016 promises to continue filling Sunday nights with the best that HBO has to offer.
Created by Armando Iannucci, Veep stars Emmy® and SAG Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as new President Selina Meyer, for whom even the most banal action can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences.
The ensemble cast for the fourth season also includes Emmy® winner Tony Hale, Emmy® nominee Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson. Executive produced by Armando Iannucci, Christopher Godsick, Frank Rich, Chris Addison, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephanie Laing.
A collaboration between Mike Judge (Beavis & Butt-head) and Alec Berg, Silicon Valley takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.
Cast regulars for the second season include Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O. Yang. Created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky; executive producers, Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally; co-executive producers, Dan O’Keefe and Clay Tarver; supervising producers, Sonny Lee and Ron Weiner; producers, Carrie Kemper and Jim Kleverweis.