By Punch Correspondent Darryl Keeton
VEEP tells the story of former senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a rising star in her party and an influential leader who becomes Vice President of the United States. The show chronicles the daily dilemmas of Vice President Meyer, who juggles a busy public schedule and a demanding private life, all while discovering that her new job is unlike anything she expected.
If any portion of this sounds familiar, weâ€™ve been told not to jump to any conclusions. A casual observer might suggest that after a highly successful release of the film, â€œGame Changeâ€, HBO may have returned to the well in a new format. But, with no direct connection to that other famous person who almost made it as vice president. Wink. Wink.
At the showâ€™s screening, cast members worked the red carpet on the second floor, while a steady flow of guests enjoyed drinks and intimate conversation on the floor below prior to the screening.
VEEP was created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar nominee for co-writing â€œIn the Loopâ€) and the first of its eight-episode season premieres Sunday, April 22 (10:00-10:30p.m. ET/PT). It appears exclusively on HBO.
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