TCA 2019: HBO to Debut Final Season of ‘Veep' March 31
HBO will say goodbye to its Emmy award-winning comedy series Veep beginning next month, the network said Friday.
The Julia Louis-Dreyfus starrer will return for a seven-episode, seventh season on March 31, the network announced during its Television Critics Association Tour panel session for the series. Dreyfus has won six Emmys in the best female comedy category for her role as politician Selina Meyer in Veep.
“I was so overcome with a joy and grief mashup as this show ended and caught me by surprise,’ she said via satellite during the Veep TCA session. “We’ve been through a lot as a group with illness and losing people — it's been an enormous journey. Saying goodbye to it is a very hard thing to do even though it was our decision to do it.”
The network also announced it will launch a new Spanish-language series, Los Espookys, from Saturday Night Live stars Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels. The half-hour series follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, said network executives.
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