HBO is brining back two of their most critically acclaimed comedy series.
Less than 24 hours after their most recent seasons premiered, the premium cable network has handed out early renewals to both Silicon Valley and Veep. Silicon Valley will be back for a ten episode third season, while Veep will return for a ten episode fifth season.
“Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year”, said Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming. “Along with ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ both of which have already been renewed for 2016, they give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other.”
The fifth season pick up for Veep comes mere days after HBO announced that series creator Armando Iannucci is stepping down as showrunner and executive producer. As previously reported, Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s David Mandel will serve as the showrunner on the just-ordered fifth season.
Veep follows Selina Meyer, the former Vice-President who has since become POTUS and finds that even the most banal action can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences. The political comedy stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.
A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, Silicon Valley takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The series stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O. Yang.