The sixth season of HBO‘s Veep is finally here, with Selina Meyer and her team trying to figure out what’s next for her now that she’s no longer POTUS or VPOTUS. The show doesn’t have any plans to go backwards to the status quo of the early side-splitting seasons, and will instead explore what life is like for a former president. Read on for a preview of the sixth season premiere and the trailer.
Season five ended with Selina losing the presidency and being offered to become vice president again. But after you’ve already been the f***ing POTUS, how can you possibly go back? She almost did become Tom James’ (Hugh Laurie) Vice President, but in a stunning turn of events, Laura Montez (Andrea Savage) became president, leaving both James and Selina screwed in Washington. The sixth season will pick up a year after season five and somehow, she still has the same members of her entourage sticking around. Gary won’t leave her side and Amy comes back to help arrange her schedule.
In the season premiere, “Omaha,” Selina tries to figure out what her legacy is after being the first female President of the United States for a very short time. Meanwhile, Dan has a new job and Amy can’t stand her new co-workers.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner David Mandel said it never occurred to him to make Selina VPOTUS again.
“That show was done and was done great. We’re going to get to see the former president of the United States in the next stage of her career and to some extent, the quest for relevancy,” Mandel explained to THR. “How does she live in a world where, when she turns on the television, she’s going to see this other president? I’ve never been happier to not have done what people guessed.”
PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, April 16, 2017
TIME: 10:30 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: HBO (To find out which channel HBO is for you, click here to go to TVGuide.com‘s listings and change “Provider” to your cable/satellite TV provider. An HBO subscription is required to watch HBO programming.)
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: “Omaha” – “One year after losing the presidency, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) attempts to secure her legacy. Dan (Reid Scott) tries to ingratiate himself at his new job. Amy’s (Anna Chlumsky) brash D.C.-style personality proves too much for her new co-workers.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh
Reid Scott as Dan Egan
Timothy Simmons as Jonah Ryan
Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock
Sufe Bradshaw as Sue Wilson
Gary Cole as Kent Davidson
Kevin Dunn as Ben Chafferty
Created by Armando Iannucci
Executive Producers: Armando Iannucci, Christopher Godsick, Frank Rich, Chris Addison, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Laing, David Mandel
“Omaha” written by Lew Morton, directed by David Mandel