Veep season 1 HBO premier
Written by : thetvking published Tuesday 17th April 2012
This Sunday sees Veep have its premier on HBO. Veep is a HBO television comedy series set in the office of a fictional U.S. vice president. The program is created by Armando Iannucci. It was originally intended to be a remake of his BBC television Satirical Mockumentary The Thick of It, but he decided it should be an original series made in the same style.
The show centres on former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned about. Veep also sees Anna Chlumsky return as Chief of Staff, Amy Brookheimer. You may remember Chlumsky as the former child star of nineties films My Girl and its sequel My Girl 2.
The Veep cast also includes:
- Tony Hale as Gary Walsh, Vice President Selina Meyer's bodyguard.
- Matt Walsh as Mike McClintock, Director of Communications.
- Timothy Simons as Jonah Ryan, White House liaison.
- Reid Scott as Dan Egan, Deputy Director of Communications at the White House.
- Sufe Bradshaw as Sue Wilson, executive assistant to the Vice President.
Veep is set to premiere on HBO on Sunday April 22nd, 2012 at 10PM, and will be shown in the UK on Sky Atlantic in June.
See if Veep is your kind of show with this trailer.
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Want to watch some behind the scenes? Check out these teasers from HBO.
Also HBO is giving all audiences, including non-subscribers, a chance to discover its two newest original comedy series GIRLS and VEEP, by offering free access to their first full episodes on multiple platforms.
Beginning the day after their exclusive premieres on the HBO network, the pilots for GIRLS (HBO premiere: Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) and VEEP (HBO premiere: Sunday, April 22, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT), will go live on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com, and multiple distributors’ Free On Demand platforms. The sampling opportunity will be promoted on HBO’s Facebook and Twitter profiles and will run from April 16-May 14 for GIRLS and April 23-May 21 for VEEP. (The VEEP pilot will also be available free of charge on iTunes during the sampling period.)