Selina Meyer Eyes Presidential Run in New 'Veep' Trailer
If the new trailer is any indication, the HBO comedy ‘Veep’ may have to consider a name change down the road.
The third season of the acclaimed comedy returns on April 6, but in the meantime, fans have gotten a 90-second look-see at what is to come, and it involves a potential presidential run by its titular D.C. politico.
The ever-ambitious and often overwhelmed Vice President Selina Meyer, as portrayed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is testing out the waters for a campaign for the presidency. As the third season kicks off, Meyer and company have learned that the president won’t be seeking a second term, and so the race is wide open.
"You don’t announce the candidacy when the incumbent is warm," warns an advisor. “That’s like…,” well, you can check it out and have a listen. That is to say, it seems we’ve got (maybe) a season long arc on our hands and lots of opportunity for gaffes and missteps.
The trailer serves a dual purpose though – it’s not just to tease fans. Cleverly, it introduces any new viewers to the motley crew that is Meyer’s staff, and in the process, the entire show. The trailer is in essence a sit-down conversation between Meyer and a political operative who goes through her staff, one by one, and explains just how incompetent they are.
So, if you haven’t been following, you can jump right in. And if you have, hopefully this can hold you over the next few weeks.
‘Veep’ returns for a third season on April 6 at 10/9c on HBO.