One day after Veep and Silicon Valley premiered their fourth and second seasons, respectively, HBO has announced both shows will return for another season. The half-hour comedies kicked off their current seasons immediately following the premiere of Game of Thrones‘ fifth season, drawing in big numbers and earning early renewal orders.
“Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “Along with Game of Thrones and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, both of which have already been renewed for 2016, they give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other.”
Veep stars Emmy-winning Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer and, no, HBO isn’t changing the name of the series to reflect her new position as the first woman U.S. President. The season four cast also includes Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.
Silicon Valley starring Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, and Zach Woods was created by Mike Judge and Alec Berg. Season two also features Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O. Yang.