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.
Timothy Simons is one of the standout supporting players on HBO’s Veep — as Jonah Ryan, he’s an obnoxious narcissist and relentless weasel who has somehow been able to continuously wiggle his way into various White House positions. Almost everything that comes out of Jonah’s mouth is astoundingly, hilariously terrible, making him the kind of character you really love to hate. We had a chance to talk to Simons about Jonah’s evolution in Season 3, his sexual harassment problem and what would happen if the Veep characters were on Game of Thrones.
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.
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!
HBO takes the stage at the ongoing TCA press tour in Pasadena, and the premiere announcements ride with it. Not only does ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 have its official April premiere locked in, but so too does the fourth season of Emmy-winning comedy ‘Veep,’ and the second season of last year’s Mike Judge breakout ‘Silicon Valley!’
The year may be coming to a close, but rolling over in 2015 will bring one of HBO's most exciting lineups to date. Check out our first look at official footage from 'Game of Thrones' season 5, J.J. Abrams' 'Westworld' reboot, The Rock's 'Ballers,' Jack Black's 'The Brink' and many more in a new year-end trailer from HBO!
HBO surprised us all a few months ago with the revelation that cordcutters might finally have a solution, as the pay-cable network announced plans for an independent online streaming service in 2015. Now, an internal memo suggests that the new service will arrive with ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 in April, also revealing some surprising prospects for the future of HBO GO.
HBO subscriptions have been something of a running joke through the TV industry, with a great many of the network's loyal fans sharing HBOGO passwords to avoid expensive cable packages, previously the only mean with which to watch shows like 'Game of Thrones' or 'True Detective.' Now, the company has finally acquiesced, and announced an independent streaming service due out in 2015.
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.