Selina Meyer’s time as a U.S. senator-turned-Vice President-turned-President-turned-ex-President in Washington, DC is coming to an end. The upcoming seventh season of Veep will be the Emmy-winning comedy’s final season. Julia Louis-Dreyfus broke the news to the Hollywood Reporter.
“It became clear that this season should be the last season,” Louis-Dreyfus told The Hollywood Reporter. “We don’t want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series.” Seconded executive producer David Mandel, who took over showrunning duties from creator Armando Iannucci before season 5: “It was just a very natural thing. We don’t want to repeat ourselves or be boring. It’s bittersweet but it’s right.”
Throughout its run, Veep has won 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, including two for Outstanding Comedy Series. Louis-Dreyfus, herself, has five wins for playing Selina, and could make it a sixth consecutive streak on September 17 when the 2017 Emmys take place.
“The decision to bring Veep to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet,” said HBO president of programming Casey Bloys said in a statement. “We love the show and everyone involved but respect the producers’ choice to bring Selina Meyer’s journey to its conclusion after an extraordinary run of critical and award-winning acclaim. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ comedic brilliance infused Selina with a dynamic presence and a vibrant wit which will ensure her a place in the history of television’s most iconic comedic characters. We look forward to producing the seventh and final season.”
The final run of 10 episodes will air in 2018. Will you miss the show?