“Politics is about people,” former Sen. Selina Meyer is fond of saying. Unfortunately, the people Meyer, a charismatic leader and rising star in her party, meets after becoming vice president are nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. “Veep” follows the new VP as she puts out political fires, juggles her public schedule and private life, and does everything within her limited powers to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive. Meyer’s trusted — and some not-so-trusted — aides include chief of staff Amy, spokesperson Mike, secretary Sue and right-hand man Gary.
First episode date: April 22, 2012
Creator: Armando Iannucci
Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale
Former Senator Selina Meyer has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. ‘Veep’ follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington. Meyer’s inner circle includes: her chief of staff Amy, longtime press spokesperson Mike McClintock, right hand and body man Gary and secretary Sue all of whom often do battle with Dan Egan an ambitious interloper and smug White House liaison Jonah. ‘Veep’, a scripted a comedy shot in an improvisational style, is authentic (without being specifically biographical) about what it is like to hold the least effectual post in the most powerful office in the world.