HBO’s Emmy award winning political satire comedy Veep has managed to amass a huge following over the years. Now with its seventh season set to touch down in 2018, it’s been revealed that that seventh season of the show will indeed be its final outing.
Executive producer of Veep, David Mandel, told THR that the time felt right to bring the axe down on the much-loved show;
“It became clear that this season should be the last season. We don’t want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series.”
Mandel did confirm that the show would run for a full 10 episodes, going on to say that the final season has an air of finality to it.
Starring Julia, Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep is a brilliantly fun glimpse into the behind-the-scenes political workings within Washington. The show never takes itself so seriously, managing to tackle a number of issues around interpersonal relations. It also helps that the writing is funny as heck, nailing some hilarious points about the state of politics.
Given that Season 6 ended with a huge tease about the direction the show will be heading, it’s good to hear that everything is planned out fully.
It’s another notable show that HBO will lose in the next 18 months, as Veep was a regular draw for the network. Alongside Game of Thrones, it means HBO has a lot of work to match the high standard these shows are setting – and audience pull.
As a huge fan of the show, I’m sad but not overly disappointed. I’ve seen plenty of my favourite shows drag on for way too long, struggling to maintain the excellence that made them great in the first place I’d rather the show end on a high note than struggle to give a satisfying conclusion (aka, Hugh Laurie and Julia Louis-Dreyfus sharing much more screen time!).
What do you think? Are you excited for the final season of Veep?