Veep fans have waited a long time to catch up with Selina Meyer and her entertaining assortment of advisors, adversaries, and purse carriers. Season six concluded on June 25, 2017 and nearly two years later the final season of the critically acclaimed political comedy will debut.
HBO has set a Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 10:30pm ET/PT premiere date for the seventh season of the Emmy Award winning series. The final season will find the former vice president and president Selina Meyer out on the campaign trail as she attempts to return to the Oval Office.
Series star Julia-Louis Dreyfus returns as Selina Meyer, Tony Hale returns as Gary, and Anna Chlumsky’s back as Amy. Matt Walsh is Mike, Reid Scott is Dan, Timothy C. Simons is Jonah Ryan, Kevin Dunn returns as Ben, Gary Cole is Kent, Sam Richardson is Richard, and Sarah Sutherland reprises her role as Selina’s daughter, Catherine.
Season seven will consist of seven episodes, down from the usual season order of 10. However, during the TCA panel in Los Angeles, showrunner/executive producer David Mandel revealed that fans will feel as though there are 10 episodes-worth of content in those seven episodes. Mandel also believes the series will end with a finale that’s right for this time in America. “I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised, hopefully in a very funny way,” stated Mandel.
Over its six season run, Veep has earned 17 Primetime Emmys in categories including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (Julia-Louis Dreyfus), and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale). The timely and relevant series has also collected Screen Actors Guild, AFI, Critics’ Choice, and Directors Guild awards.
The HBO comedy was created by Armando Iannucci. David Mandel, Frank Rich, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lew Morton, Morgan Sackett, Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory serve as executive producers.