HBO’s Veep is critically beloved and has been nominated for a slew of awards, but it still seems to fly under the radar, so here is your reminder to catch up. Armando Iannucci‘s deeply perceptive political comedy is full of fantastic performances and acid wit, and it returns for its fourth season with a big shakeup. The title Veep (Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is now the President, and as a new trailer for the upcoming season suggests, don’t expect things in her organization to suddenly start running smoothly.
In fact, it seems like everything (except for a new haircut) is exactly the same as always (and would we have it any other way?) Mike (Matt Walsh) is still incompetent (“You’re like a real-life Mariah Carey”), Dan (Reid Scott) is still trying to get ahead by using others, and Gary (Tony Hale) is as vital as ever, telling Selina, “I’m your calendar, I’m your Google, I’m your Wilson the volleyball.”
Selina may finally be in power, but that doesn’t mean things are any less cutthroat. As Amy (Anna Chlumsky) sums up to Dan regarding life in D.C., “I feel like I’m on a life support machine, and they keep pulling the plug. To charge their phones.”