What will “Veep” be like now that the actual political landscape is far more ridiculous than anything that’s ever happened on HBO’s acclaimed comedy? We’ll find out next month, when the show returns for its sixth season. Watch the new trailer below.
“This last year has been fun,” former President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) says at it opens, though it’s unclear whether she’s trying to convince herself or the interviewer she’s speaking to or herself. Now that she’s returned to civilian life, one of Selina’s senior advisors says it’s “just like the good old days, except shittier in every conceivable way.” Sounds about right.
In addition to Louis-Dreyfus — who’s won five consecutive Emmy Awards for her performance — Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson will all be returning as well. Season six of “Veep” premieres on April 16.