Sky Atlantic HD has announced that it will air the third season of Armando Iannucci’s political satire Veep from July.
The award-winning comedy, which was recently renewed for a fourth season by HBO, stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus in her Emmy winning role as Vice President Selina Meyer.
Taking a sharp, satirical look at the insular world of Washington politics, Veep follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Meyer as she puts out political fires in her public and private life while launching her campaign for president.
In the third season, Selina and her staff head off to meet America in Detroit and Silicon Valley, go on a drug bust with the Maryland Coast Guard and fly to London to confer with heads of state.
Meanwhile, as Dan and Amy battle for the role of campaign manager, everyone helps Selina define who she is and where she stands on fracking, education, reproductive rights and her hair.
With all of America now watching her and her team, even the most banal action can set off a ripple effect that has unexpected and far-reaching consequences.
The returning ensemble cast of Veep includes Tony Hale as Gary, Vice President Meyer’s right-hand man, Emmy nominee Anna Chlumsky, as Amy, her chief of staff and Matt Walsh as Mike, Vice President Meyer’s weathered spokesperson.
Veep was created by Armando Iannucci and is executive produced by Iannucci, along with Frank Rich (of New York Magazine) and Christopher Godsick (Take The Lead), co-executive produced by Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche, and produced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephanie Laing. Chris Addison, Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Ian Martin and Will Smith are supervising producers.