Veep creator Armando Iannucci is set to exit the HBO series he created after serving as executive producer and showrunner for the past four seasons, TVWise has confirmed.
“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”, a representative of HBO said in a statement confirming the news, which was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
While the network has yet to officially pull the trigger on a fifth season order for the Julia Louis-Dreyfus fronted comedy, a pick up is considered inevitable. Given that, HBO has already tapped a replacement for Iannucci; drafting in Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s David Mandel to serve as showrunner going forward.
“Armando is not replaceable but we are confident that Veep will continue to be produced at the highest levels with new showrunner David Mandel”, HBO said. “David has worked with HBO for many years as executive producer, writer and director for Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
The ten episode fourth season of Veep premieres on HBO on Sunday April 12th at 10:30/9:30c.