Veep, HBO’s acclaimed series, Emmy powerhouse and arguably the funniest comedy on television, will end its run with a final, seventh season in 2018.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus just called to tell me the news, and I just told her she’s killing me. But it’s clear that she and fellow executive producer David Mandel thought long and hard about when it would be right to say goodbye — next season? One after that? — and they’ve let the story dictate a finale they could feel good about.
“It became clear that this season should be the last season,” Louis-Dreyfus says. “We don’t want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series.”
Sad day for television as Veep is ending its run as the funniest show on television. What is the world going to do once Julia Louis-Dreyfus leaves our screens for the final time? From the moment I got my first TV, she’s always been on it. Now, it’s over. I’m emotional.
It’s probably best this show ends before they jump a bunch of sharks. Really don’t need Selina Meyer becoming an international ambassador or creating a tech startup or some weird shit. Homegirl freed Tibet. She has nothing left to prove to us.
I love you, Veep. I’ll always love you.
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