HBO’s Veep brings together Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus with Oscar nominee Armando Iannucci and follows the promotion of promising senator Selina Meyer to the second highest office in the land. Over the course of the first season of the show, we’ll be tagging along with Selina as she finds out what the VP actually does (and doesn’t) do and tries to keep her head above water in the increasingly hostile field of politics.
Below are the initial air dates, episode names, episode descriptions, and repeat dates for the first two episodes of Veep. The series is slated to have eight episodes in its first season.
SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her staff — chief of staff Amy (Anna Chlumsky), spokesperson Mike (Matt Walsh), right-hand man Gary (Tony Hale), and executive assistant Sue (Sufe Bradshaw) — are still finding their footing in Washington D.C. Selina decides to make the Clean Jobs Commission a pet project, but a series of missteps requires her staff to work damage control.
Teleplay by Simon Blackwell & Armando Iannucci; story by Armando Iannucci; directed by Armando Iannucci
Other HBO playdates: April 22 (midnight), 23 (9:00 p.m.), 24 (10:30 p.m.) and 25 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 23 (9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.), 24 (11:30 p.m.), 26 (11:40 p.m.) and 28 (3:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.), and May 4 (8:00 p.m.) and 5 (9:00 p.m.)
SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
The veep’s office is revived by good news that her task force is likely to be green-lit. With the president (conveniently) out of the country, Selina looks to make headway on filibuster reform and meet some ‘normal’people.
Teleplay by Simon Blackwell & Armando Iannucci; story by Simon Blackwell; directed by Armando Iannucci.
Other HBO playdates: April 29 (midnight) and May 1 (10:30 p.m.), 2 (9:00 p.m.) and 5 (6:15 p.m. PT only)
HBO2 playdates: April 30 (8:00 p.m.) and May 1 (11:30 p.m.), 3 (11:00 p.m.), 4 (6:30 p.m.), 5 (1:15 p.m. ET, 5:15 p.m. PT, 9:30 p.m.), 6 (3:00 p.m.) and 18 (8:00 p.m.)
Veep premieres Sunday, April 22nd at 10:00 following a new episode of Game of Thrones. You can check out the first trailer here, as well as a recently released clip below.
How do you think the first two episodes of Veep sound? Will you be tuning in to the premiere? What kind of match do you think Louis-Dreyfus and Iannucci will be?