Official synopsis for VEEP’s final season revealed
HBO has revealed the official synopsis for the upcoming seventh and final season of their award-winning political comedy series Veep, giving us a better insight on what to expect in Selina Meyer’s last presidential campaign.
The synopsis reads: “The new season of VEEP finds Selina Meyer trying to gain traction in early primary states, wooing uber-wealthy donors while navigating threats from primary challengers, including aide-turned-congressman Jonah Ryan. Selina’s band of misfits is also back, except for Mike, who’s been banished from her orbit and is now covering the presidential campaign, having been replaced by his ongoing nemesis in the press, reporter Leon West.
Meanwhile, Amy is figuring out how she feels about her pregnancy vis-a-vis Dan, who seems unwilling to give up his playboy ways for fatherhood. Rounding out the team are ever-faithful bagman Gary, cantankerous Ben, numbers-obsessed Kent and staffer Richard.”
In addition, they’ve also released the titles and plot synopses for the new season’s first three episodes which you can read below.
Episode 7.01 titled “Iowa” – Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) evaluates her past and present campaigns. Jonah’s (Timothy C. Simons) personal life sparks interest among the press. Amy (Anna Chlumsky) makes an important decision.
Episode 7.02 titled “Discovery Weekend” – At an Aspen retreat for rich donors, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) deals with potential adversaries and allies. Amy’s (Anna Chlumsky) behavior raises Gary’s (Tony Hale) suspicions.
Episode 7.03 titled “Pledge” – In the run-up to the first debate, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) makes a novel campaign proposal. Comments by Jonah (Timothy C. Simons) create blowback. Dan (Reid Scott) and Amy (Anna Chlumsky) take a road trip.
The political satire stars Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the former vice president and president, who is struggling to navigate uncharted political territory. The ensemble cast also includes two-time Emmy winner Tony Hale, Emmy nominee Anna Chlumsky, Emmy nominee Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Emmy nominee Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.
Season 7 will also feature guest-stars which include Clea DuVall as Marjorie, Catherine’s girlfriend; Margaret Colin as Jane McCabe; Patton Oswalt as Teddy Sykes; and Brian Huskey as Leon West, Selina’s spokesman.
Veep was created by Armando Iannucci (Death of Stalin), and executive produced by David Mandel, Frank Rich, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lew Morton and Morgan Sackett.
You can catch Veep’s final season when it kicks of March 31 on HBO.