Former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. 'Veep' follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington.
Last Episode05x10 Inauguration Aired: Jun. 26, 2016
Selina and her staff get ready for inauguration day. Mike suffers exhaustion; Catherine gets a makeover. (season finale)
Series Fun Facts
- SPOILER: In 2016, HBO launched a clearly satirical but nonetheless fairly realistic website promoting "Veep" character Jonah Ryan's campaign to be a U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire. The…
[show]SPOILER: In 2016, HBO launched a clearly satirical but nonetheless fairly realistic website promoting "Veep" character Jonah Ryan's campaign to be a U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire. The site contained several campaign advertisements, filmed in the show's subtly comic and awkward style (for example, a shot in which Jonah attempts to chop wood to demonstrate his "rugged individualism" cuts to an inset close-up in which someone else clearly had to do the actual chopping). The site also contained photo galleries, including one titled "Jonah Through the Years" that contained mainly childhood photos of Timothy Simons, the actor who plays Jonah. There was also a section of exterior links to real New Hampshire government, business, and tourism resources (such as the New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, the New Hampshire Tourism Bureau, the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association) as well as the official website for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, a band with no particular connection to New Hampshire.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus was personally involved in the selection of David Mandel as the successor of Armando Iannucci as the show's showrunner for season 5.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus offered British actress Sally Phillips a recurring guest part as the Finnish Prime Minister, as she is a big fan of Phillips' sketch show Smack the Pony (UK).