Sky Atlantic have announced that Veep will return exclusively to Sky Atlantic this July for its third series. Recently renewed for a fourth run of episodes, Armando Iannucci’s award winning HBO comedy 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 Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires in her public and private life while launching her campaign for president. In this new 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 includes Tony Hale as Gary, Vice President Meyer’s right-hand man; Anna Chlumsky, as Amy, her chief of staff; Matt Walsh as Mike, Vice President Meyer’s weathered spokesperson; Reid Scott as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Timothy C. Simons as Jonah, a White House liaison turned political blogger; Sufe Bradshaw (Overnight) as Sue, Vice President Meyer’s executive assistant; and Kevin Dunn (Luck) a Ben, the president’s chief of staff.
The third series will premiere exclusively on Sky Atlantic HD in July.