Julia Louis-Dreyfus Announces 'Veep' Will End After Next Year's Season 7

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Announces 'Veep' Will End After Next Year's Season 7
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It looks like President Selina Meyer will soon be leaving Washington for good. Producer and star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has confirmed the upcoming season of HBO's Veep will be the series' last.

"It became clear that this season should be the last season," says Louis-Dreyfus. "We don't want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series."

Louis-Dreyfus has starred on Veep for six seasons (seven if you count the upcoming final season) as Meyer, as she progressed from Vice-President to President and beyond.

The show has won broad support from critics and audiences and Louis-Dreyfus has taken home the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy an incredible five years in a row -- and she's up for a sixth this year.

Veep has also been nominated numerous times for Best Comedy Series at the Emmys and has won that title twice; other cast and crew have also racked up a long list of nominations and wins.

When the series began in 2012, Meyer was a failed presidential nominee who has reluctantly signed on as Vice-President, despite her contentious relationship with the commander-in-chief.

Meyer eventually became president but found herself out of office after a bizarre re-election campaign in the show's latest season.

Louis-Dreyfus calls Meyer "the role of a lifetime," which is impressive considering she was already well-known for her nine years on Seinfeld as Elaine Benes.

Veep was adapted by creator Armando Iannucci from his British series, The Thick of It , which starred current Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi.

Interestingly enough, a spin-off film to The Thick of It was produced in 2009 with The Sopranos star James Gandolfini in a supporting role.

The film, In the Loop , earned Iannucci and his co-writers a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 82nd Academy Awards. The final 10-episode season of Veep is still being written and will premiere next summer on HBO.

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  • Edna
    Edna Sep 8, 2017 5:41 PM PDT

    I love Julia! Long time fan. I'm still watching reruns of the show before this one! Funny Julia! You look amazing too.

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