‘Veep’ season 2 spoilers: ‘The West Wing’ connection

One former Vice-President is heading to another show about a Vice-President. Who doesn’t love coincides? With that in mind, let’s delve into some new scoop all about the second season of the HBO comedy “Veep.”

According to a new report from Deadline, Gary Cole (who played a veep himself on “The West Wing” for multiple seasons) is now signing on to join Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the second season of the show, where he will be playing here what many believe to be an adviser character who is this show’s version of Karl Rove. This marks the second major casting news of the year for the show, as we have already found out that former “Luck” star Kevin Dunn is coming on board to play the President’s chief of staff (which should create some great scenes with Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer as well as Presidential aide Jonah).

There are still many mysteries about the story for this season, as HBO and the writers are keeping just about everything close to the vest at this very moment. For those of you who are hoping that this season will be longer than the eight episodes we saw the first time around, you are in luck; unfortunately, ten episodes for season 2 is not much longer.

There has not been an official premiere date announced for the show, but our personal guess is that the show will return following “Game of Thrones” on March 31 of next year, and then use the combined lead-in as a way to help launch one of the network’s new properties.

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