With a new showrunner calling the shots for the first time since the rollout in 2012 of HBO’s acclaimed Julia Louis-Dreyfus vehicle “Veep,” fans can expect the tribulations to continue for her character, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
David Mandel, who took over for show creator Armando Iannucci as of Sunday’s season five premiere, told the publication: “Even in victory, the character of Selina Meyer constantly has shit dumped upon her. And as far as Julia is concerned, the more shit the better.”
Mandel, who was a writer on “Seinfeld,” knows Louis-Dreyfus well. “She’s somebody who works on a comedy show that wants it to be the f—ing funniest thing possible,” he told THR. “She has no vanity, she is fearless. She is willing to just take Selina places that are incredible.”
Mandel vowed to honor the series’ roots while also taking it to a new place. We encourage readers to click on the link near the top of this story to read THR’s full Q&A with the showrunner.