Game of Thrones wasn’t the only HBO series to bid a temporary farewell last night, as both Veep and Silicon Valley also closed out the current season, the former of which facing a game of thrones all its own. Now, with Selina’s presidential future in doubt, creator Armando Iannucci shares the reason for leaving the series behind after Season 4, and what the Meyer administration might bring next.
Seinfeld is truly the gift that keeps on giving, whether bestowing all its episodes on modarn platforms like Hulu, putting Jerry and Elaine on the road together, or unveiling surprise stories of the past. Latest from the treasure trove is Jason Alexander’s explanation of Heidi Swedberg’s Susan Ross, whom the cast apparently hated working with, and conspired together to kill off.
As much as we like to imagen Seinfeld today, Hulu may soon corner the market on Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer’s exploits. The streaming service has announced an exclusive streaming deal for everyone’s favorite show about nothing, moving all 180 Seinfeld episodes onto Hulu for years to come.
Going into its fourth and most anticipated premiere yet, HBO’s Veep suffered a setback last week with the announcement that creator Armando Iannucci would leave the series behind in advance of Season 5, despite informally confirming that the Emmy-winning Julia Louis-Dreyfus political comedy would return for 2016. Now, Silicon Valley joins Veep with an official vote of confidence from HBO through Seasons 5 and 3, respectively.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus should be celebrating this weekend, as Veep Season 4 launches Selina Meyer to the highest office of the White House, but HBO may have pulled the festivity’s plug. Series creator and showrunner Armando Iannucci will resign his Veep office in advance of Season 5, while the network has already found a replacement.
One of the absolute best films last year was Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure, a Swedish dark comedy dealing with marital dynamics. As with most great foreign films, the rights to Force Majeure have been acquired for a U.S. remake (insert eye roll), but there’s hope for this one yet: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is being sought for the leading role, and if you’ve seen Ostlund’s original, you’ll recognize this as some seriously genius casting.
Game of Thrones isn’t the only HBO hit returning on Sunday, April 12, as Veep’s Selina Meyer will join House of Cards’ Frank Underwood as the latest to be thrust into the United States Presidency. See what fresh hell the political world wreaks on Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the first full trailer for Veep Season 4!
Julia Louis-Dreyfus walked away with the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 'Veep' at the 2014 Emmys, but not before making out with 'Seinfeld' guest star Bryan Cranston in front of the stage.
It's increasingly less likely we'll ever see Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul return to their famed 'Breaking Bad' roles for AMC spinoff 'Better Call Saul,' but with the 2014 Emmy Awards airing this Sunday, NBC has cooked up an even quicker reunion. Watch Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul trade barbs with 'Veep''s Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a new 2014 Emmy sketch for "Barely Legal Pawn."
Well, this shouldn't come as too big of a shock. Given the Emmy caliber of HBO's 'Veep' in its first few seasons and its current third, as well as the buzzy reception of Mike Judge's tech comedy 'Silicon Valley,' HBO has made things official with 2015 renewals for its current Sunday comedy lineup. Might that mean Selina Meyer (Julia Louis Dreyfus) gets a new title to match her current career path, too?