HBO has renewed its political comedy series Veep for a third season.
Veep was created by Armando Iannucci & Simon Blackwell and follows Selina Meyer, who becomes Vice President of the United States (or Veep as the position is colloquially known) only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. The comedy series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer, Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer, the vice-president’s chief of staff; Tony Hale as Gary Walsh, the vice-president’s personal aide; Reid Scott as Dan Egan, the vice-president’s deputy director of communications; Timothy Simons as Jonah Ryan, the White House liaison; and Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock, the vice-president’s director of communications. Both Gary Cole and Kevin Dunn are appearing as recurring characters in the show’s second season.
The renewal comes mere days after Veep posted series high ratings with its most recent episode. Sunday nights episode pulled in 1.3 million viewers, making it not only a high for this season but also for the series over the course of its two seasons. There is no official word on how many episodes HBO has ordered for season 3, bit it is believed to have received an order for 10 episodes.