Final season of ‘Veep’ will premiere on Foxtel in April

The final season of the Julia Louis-Dreyfus lead comedy Veep will arrive on Foxtel in April.

The acclaimed HBO comedy series is set to return for its seventh and final season on Foxtel, with new episodes streaming every week from Tuesday, April 2 and available to watch on FOX SHOWCASE on Tuesdays at 4.30pm AWST, express from the US.

The sharp, satirical political comedy stars Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the former vice president and president of the United States, who is looking to get back to the Oval Office as she runs for president, again. But can she shake off years of flubs and scandals?

The 7 x 30 minute series features many much loved cast members including two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale as Gary, her devoted bodyman; Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky as Amy, her right hand; Emmy nominee Matt Walsh as Mike, her former spokesperson and Emmy Award nominee Gary Cole as analyst Kent.

Veep has received 17 Primetime Emmys, including Louis-Dreyfus’ six consecutive Emmy wins for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. Created by Armando Iannucci, season seven of Veep is executive produced by David Mandel, Frank Rich, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lew Morton and Morgan Sackett.

For viewers wanting to catch up on the first six seasons of Veep every episode is currently available to stream through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming service Foxtel Now.

HBO’s Vice President of Programming, Casey Bloys, previously said it was bittersweet that the popular series was coming to an end.

“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.”

Filming on the final season was delayed after star Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

A trailer for the final season gives a sneak peek of what to expect.

OIP Staff

 

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