HBO has released the first trailer for Veep Season 7, offering a first look at the final season of the critically acclaimed comedy series. The new season has been a long time coming, as production was delayed so that star and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus could recover from cancer treatment. Thankfully she’s now well, and it appears she and the Veep team are back in full force with one final seven-episode season.
Veep is one of the rare series to successfully transition showrunners without losing any creative steam. The political satire was created by Armando Iannucci, but he left after Season 4 to work on other projects (including his film The Death of Stalin). In his stead, Louis-Dreyfus pulled in Seinfeld veteran David Mandel to take over, and he and the writing staff have done a stellar job of keeping the show sharp and vital.
When all is said and done I have no doubt Louis-Dreyfus’ performance as Selina Meyer will go down as one of the all-time great TV performances, and the show itself deserves to be remembered as one of the best and most incisive TV comedies of the 21st century. There’s no reason to suspect this final season will be anything but satisfying, and this trailer is mighty enticing.
Check out the Veep final season trailer below. The series returns to HBO on March 31st.