AceShowbiz - HBO's acclaimed comedy "Veep" is set to bid farewell soon. The Emmy-winning series and arguably the funniest comedy on TV will end after seventh and final season in 2018, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
"The decision to bring 'Veep' to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet," says HBO president of programming Casey Bloys in a statement. "We love the show and everyone involved but respect the producers' choice to bring Selina Meyer's journey to its conclusion after an extraordinary run of critical and award-winning acclaim."
He continues, "%cJulia Louis-Dreyfus%' comedic brilliance infused Selina with a dynamic presence and a vibrant wit which will ensure her a place in the history of television's most iconic comedic characters. We look forward to producing the seventh and final season."
"It became clear that this season should be the last season," Louis-Dreyfus, who won staggering five consecutive Emmys for best lead actress for "Veep", shares. "We don't want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series."
"It was just a very natural thing," executive producer David Mandel adds. "We don't want to repeat ourselves or be boring. It's bittersweet but it's right."
Mandel later teases that 10-part season 7, which production is slated to begin on October 16, will feature a finality to Selina's journey. "I'm so f**king excited for what we've got on the board and for fans to see what we've cooked up," he says.
Created by Armando Iannucci, the adaptation of British comedy "The Thick of It" follows the face-palming, profane misadventures of Selina Meyer, who bumbled her way through her duties as Vice President of the United States and somehow made it into the Oval Office. Premiering in 2012, "Veep" was nominated for 42 Emmy Awards and won 12 of them.
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