While it’s becoming more and more obvious that Marco Rubio is beginning to salivate over the prospect of becoming a vice presidential candidate, HBO had a better idea for that slot, and she’s already in office. Well, sort of.
HBO has been kind enough to keep me apprised of the premier of their new show, “Veep”, starring one of my all time faves, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Emmy® winner for “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine”).
“Elaine” (she’ll never shake that wonderful role off) is now starring as Selena Meyer in “Veep”, the story of a woman who becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. There will be eight episodes aired.
The ensemble cast also includes Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”) as Gary, her right-hand man; Anna Chlumsky (“In the Loop”) as Amy, her chief of staff; Matt Walsh (HBOʼs “Hung”) as Mike, Vice President Meyerʼs spokesperson; Reid Scott (“My Boys”) as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Timothy C. Simons (“Days Together”) as Jonah, a young and somewhat clueless White House liaison; and Sufe Bradshaw (“Overnight”) as Sue, Vice President Meyerʼs executive assistant.
Armando Iannucci co-wrote and directed the pilot of the series, which he executive
produces along with Frank Rich of New York Magazine and Christopher Godsick (“Take
Set your DVRs!