Let’s hope that “Veep” season 4 is going to be tremendously funny, since it is also going to be the last for the show’s creator Armando Iannucci. He was the architect behind much of the concept and has turned the show into one of the top comedies on TV. However, an HBO representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter Friday that the main reason for the change is his desire to be able to be with his family more in Great Britain:
“We have had conversations with Armando for some time about the challenges of maintaining his family life in London and producing a show in the states … Armando is not replaceable but we are confident that Veep will continue to be produced at the highest levels.”
Iannucci was a prolific writer for British TV before jumping stateside with this series, and he may likely do that again. One of his most notable credits was the wonderful “The Thick of It.”
One of the easy things to infer from the HBO statement is that there are most likely plans for there to be a fifth season beyond this one. David Mandel, who has both connections to HBO (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and also star Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Seinfeld”) is going to be the replacement. He is probably one of the better people on paper you can come up with, given that he at least understands how to be on a hit comedy. Of course, we are still worried given that many shows, especially comedies, are not the same when their creator departs.
“Veep” season 4 premieres on Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time, and we will have some further news on the show soon over at the link here. Also, you can sign up right away to get some other TV updates via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: HBO.)