HBO's 'Veep' to end in 2018 after seventh season
Kevin Dunn, from left, Anna Chlumsky, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Matt Walsh, cast members in the HBO series "Veep," pose together at an Emmy For Your Consideration event for the show at the Television Academy, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:02PM EDT
LOS ANGELES - HBO says its much-honoured political satire “Veep” is coming to an end.
The cable channel said Wednesday that “Veep” will air its seventh and final season in 2018.
Series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won five consecutive Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Selina Meyer, a self-absorbed politician. The actress is up for a sixth trophy at the Sept. 17 Emmy ceremony.
“Veep,” has also won two consecutive best comedy Emmys, and is in the running to repeat.
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys writes in a statement that HBO respected the producers' decision to bring the show to a close, calling it “bittersweet.”