It’s been more than a year and a half since Veep has been off the air, but the critically acclaimed HBO comedy will be returning with a bang for its seventh and final season, which premieres on March 31 and will focus on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer as she runs for president.
“She’s as true to herself as she could possibly be when this season ends,” Louis-Dreyfus said at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif. “Where our show ends up, ultimately, is a place I’m very happy about.
And I think it will surprise viewers, too.”
But in addition to trying to stand out among other TV comedies, Veep has the additional challenge of competing with the often-outlandish moments from the Trump administration.
“Given our current political climate, it’s been more challenging for us to push boundaries,” said Louis-Dreyfus, who pointed out that no political parties are identified on Veep, nor are many real-life modern politicians referenced.
“We’re in an alternate universe, and that’s helpful—particularly now.”