It only took Selina Meyer three new episodes to prove to HBO’s bosses that Veep’s smarmy humor and wits are not easily fleeting and that it fully deserves what at times might have looked like an improbable season three on air.
But how can you not renew the Julia Louis-Dreyfus starrer when the show’s already strong season 1 critic reviews improved at the beginning of season 2, while ratings spiked. True, the ratings boost came mostly thanks to the sitcom’s pairing with HBO’s biggest hit ever, Game of Thrones, but the facts remain – Veep is one of the most refreshingly crude, honest and funny comedy series on cable TV these days.
Created by Armando Iannucci, Veep is somewhat loosely inspired by the director/writer’s British series The Thick of It and the Oscar-nominated 2009 movie “In the Loop”. The remainder of the show’s season 2 is to air in the following weeks, with the closing episode slated for June 23, while the next stint will be the usual 10-episode long and scheduled for “sometime” in 2014.
Louis-Dreyfus is naturally to return as the clumsy, rude and extremely vulgar US Vice President Selina Meyer, with the supporting cast including other extremely talented, though slightly lesser known actors like Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott and Timothy Simons.