“Veep” season 6 has been confirmed! The HBO Emmy-winning comedy series is headlined by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays Vice President turned President of the United States Selina Meyer.
The show which is currently on its fifth run has been given the green light for season 6 last April 21, 2016, Den of Geek noted. “Veep” season 6 is reportedly slated to air on a still undecided 2017 date. Apart from the comedy, other HBO greats- “Game of Thrones” and “Silicon Valley”- were also picked up for another season.
“Veep” season 5 started strong when it premiered with “Morning After” on April 24, 2016. The pilot episode raked in a total of 1 million viewers, a notable feat for series creator Armando Iannucci at the helm, and new showrunner David Mandel of “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame.
In the upcoming episode of “Veep” scheduled to air on May 15, 2016, fans will see Selina rushing to the hospital. “Veep” season 5 spoilers are hinting that the unplanned visit involves someone in her family.
The official synopsis of season 5 episode 4, “Mother,” reads: “Selina rushes to the hospital while attempting to win the presidency. Amy and Dan discover the O’Brien camp has staged a fake protest, and task Jonah and Richard with organising their own pro-POTUS demonstration. Mike and Wendy meet with a potential surrogate.”
Meanwhile, there have been talks about Louis-Dreyfus getting another Emmy award this year. This early, critics are already predicting that the comedienne will take home the Best Comedy Actress Emmy once again. The actress has already won four consecutive Emmys for her role on the show, and three more Emmys for “Seinfeld” (supporting, 1996), “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (lead, 2006), and producing “Veep” when it won Best Comedy Series (2015), Gold Derby noted.
When asked about playing a very influential figure on the show, Louis-Dreyfus had this to share: “Politics is just such an incredibly intriguing landscape,” the actress said in a Telegraph report. “You’re up, you’re down; you’re alive politically, you’re dead politically, then you’re resurrected. It has so many challenges and pitfalls that it’s great for telling a story.”
Stay tuned for more “Veep” season 5 spoilers and updates on season 6 here.