Armando Iannucci’s Veep, described by some as a US-version of The Thick Of It, is to air on Sky Atlantic later this year.
In the sitcom Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays US Vice President Selina Meyer who, having recently taken up the post, soon realises the job entails a lot more than she bargained for.
The cast includes Sufe Bradshaw (Overnight) as Meyer’s assistant Sue; Anna Chlumsky (In The Loop) as Amy, her chief of staff; Tony Hale (Arrested Development) as right-hand man Gary; Reid Scott (My Boys) as Dan, an ambitious director of communications; Tim Simons (Days Together) as Jonah, a young and somewhat clueless White House liaison; and Matt Walsh (Outsourced) as Meyer’s weathered spokesperson Mike.
The show is executive produced by Iannucci along with Frank Rich of New York Magazine and Christopher Godsick (Take The Lead).
The series will air exclusively this June on Sky Atlantic HD as part of the channel’s summer schedule and will be available via Sky Go.