HBO’S ‘Veep’ steps into the oval office
The Emmy®-nominated comedy returns for its fouth season on April 12 in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States
MIAMI – The Emmy®-nominated original comedy series Veep kicks off its ten-episode fourth season on Sunday, April 12th at 22:30 hrs. AST* in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States and exclusively on HBO. Created by Armando Iannucci, the show stars Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as United States President Selina Meyer, for whom even the most banal action can set off a ripple effect that has unexpected and far-reaching consequences.
Having become president after her predecessor stepped down, Selina is about to give her first major speech as commander-in-chief, though it remains to be seen whether her term will outlast that of America’s shortest-serving president, William Henry Harrison. With the stakes for Selina and her team higher than ever before, she must still run for election, decide who will make the best running mate, and in the weeks to come they will grapple with how to make her seem “presidential.”
The ensemble cast of Veep also includes Emmy® winner Tony Hale as Gary, her devoted bodyman; Emmy® nominee Anna Chlumsky as Amy, her campaign manager; Reid Scott as Dan, Selina’s senior advisor; Matt Walsh as Mike, her weathered press secretary; Timothy C. Simons as Jonah, vying to get back onto the White House staff; Sufe Bradshaw as Sue, President Meyer’s wry executive assistant; Kevin Dunn (HBO’s “True Detective”) as Ben, president’s chief of staff; Emmy® nominee Gary Cole as senior strategist Kent; and new series regular Sam Richardson as Richard, a White House staffer.
Recurring guest stars on the new season include Patton Oswalt as Teddy, the new vice president’s hands-on chief of staff; Sarah Sutherland (HBO’s “The Newsroom”) as Catherine, Selina’s daughter; and Hugh Laurie as a powerful political figure.
Veep was created by Armando Iannucci; executive produced by Iannucci, Christopher Godsick, Frank Rich, Chris Addison, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephanie Laing; and produced by Bill Hill.