You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Louis-Dreyfus named ‘Veep’ for HBO

Comedy pilot focuses on absurdities of being vice president

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has officially earned her “Veep” stripes.

Thesp, in discussions for months to play the vice president of the U.S. in the upcoming HBO pilot, has landed the role of a female senator who ends up a heartbeat away from the presidency. The job turns out unlike anything she has expected.

Laffer was created by Armando Iannucci, who co-wrote the script with Simon Blackwell. Iannucci, who also directs, is experienced in political satire as he co-wrote and produced 2009’s bigscreen cross-Atlantic political farce “In the Loop,” which was a critical hit.

Iannucci will exec produce with Chris Godsick and Frank Rich, while Louis-Dreyfus will also act as a producer.

Louis-Dreyfus is coming off an extended run on “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” which aired for five seasons on CBS. She also appeared last season on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” reteaming with “Seinfeld” co-stars Larry David, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards.

More TV

  • Becca Kufrin Bachelorette

    TV Ratings: ABC Tops Monday With 'Bachelorette,' 'Proposal' Series Premiere

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus has officially earned her “Veep” stripes. Thesp, in discussions for months to play the vice president of the U.S. in the upcoming HBO pilot, has landed the role of a female senator who ends up a heartbeat away from the presidency. The job turns out unlike anything she has expected. Laffer was created […]

  • robert kirkman

    Amazon Orders Animated Series 'Invincible' From 'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus has officially earned her “Veep” stripes. Thesp, in discussions for months to play the vice president of the U.S. in the upcoming HBO pilot, has landed the role of a female senator who ends up a heartbeat away from the presidency. The job turns out unlike anything she has expected. Laffer was created […]

  • Game of Thrones

    Why 'Game of Thrones' Is Poised to Make an Emmy Comeback (Column)

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus has officially earned her “Veep” stripes. Thesp, in discussions for months to play the vice president of the U.S. in the upcoming HBO pilot, has landed the role of a female senator who ends up a heartbeat away from the presidency. The job turns out unlike anything she has expected. Laffer was created […]

  • Atlanta Killing Eve GLOW

    'Killing Eve,' 'Atlanta,' 'GLOW' Among 2018 TCA Award Nominees

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus has officially earned her “Veep” stripes. Thesp, in discussions for months to play the vice president of the U.S. in the upcoming HBO pilot, has landed the role of a female senator who ends up a heartbeat away from the presidency. The job turns out unlike anything she has expected. Laffer was created […]

  • Pamela Adlon Remote Controlled Podcast

    Remote Controlled: 'Better Things' Boss Pamela Adlon on the 'Joy' of Directing

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus has officially earned her “Veep” stripes. Thesp, in discussions for months to play the vice president of the U.S. in the upcoming HBO pilot, has landed the role of a female senator who ends up a heartbeat away from the presidency. The job turns out unlike anything she has expected. Laffer was created […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content