Veep’s seventh and final season premieres on HBO on March 31, and with only seven episodes, it’ll be the shortest in the show’s history. That just means more flubs, scandals and antics per episode, right? Here’s what we know so far.
Per a press release from HBO, “The new season finds Selina Meyer trying to gain traction in early primary states, wooing über-wealthy donors while navigating threats from primary challengers, including aide-turned-congressman Jonah Ryan. Selina’s band of misfits is also back, except for Mike, who’s been banished from her orbit and is now covering the presidential campaign, having been replaced by his ongoing nemesis in the press, reporter Leon West. Meanwhile, Amy is figuring out how she feels about her pregnancy vis-a-vis Dan, who seems unwilling to give up his playboy ways for fatherhood. Rounding out the team are ever-faithful bagman Gary, cantankerous Ben, numbers-obsessed Kent and staffer Richard.”
The best synopsis comes from Dreyfus herself: “It’s sort of like playing a toddler in a very tight dress and heels.”
“I think people are going to be very happy with the journey that these characters take,” she says. “It’s pretty outrageous, it’s very extreme.”Art imitating life, perhaps?
Veep airs on HBO, March 31 at 10:30 p.m.