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The hilariously delightful and putdown-a-plenty-palooza that is HBO’s Armando Iannucci series, Veep is inching ever-closer to its third season premiere. In fact it’s less than a month away — April 6th, 2014 — so there’s no surprise that a trailer for the upcoming ten episode season has finally arrived. After the end of last season showing the POTUS on the outskis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Vice President, Selina Meyer, is considering a presidential run. Talk about a game-changer, eh?
Apparently that game-change might come at the cost of…actual change, though. As evidenced by the trailer, Meyer is being counseled to rid herself of pretty much everyone on her staff (except Sue because no one gets rid of Sue) in order to become, arguably, one of if not the most powerful human being on the planet: President of the United States.
But by potentially firing her staff — Mike McClintock, Dan, (all eyelashes and teeth), Amy, and Gary — her chances of winning this whole thing are apparently maximized, according to Diedrich Bader’s new character, who seems to be a campaign manager of sorts if we were to put any money on it. You may remember him from The Drew Carey Show or that Anne Heche-fronted, short-lived NBC series, Save Me. (He’s also done voices for about eleventy billion animated series — give or take — so you’ve likely heard him if you haven’t seen him before.
But just because there’s a new character doesn’t mean we don’t get to see some of our favorites, including the stringiest punching bag the world has ever seen, Jonah (Timothy Simons). Never can get enough of those Jonah jokes, can you, world? (The correct answer is “nope, never, you jolly green jizz face!”) Considering it was our favorite show of 2013 — particularly in part to the Jonah put-downs — you’d be seriously remiss to, well, miss it.
The series also released a poster for the upcoming season. Tackling the iconic painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, an 1851 painting by Emanuel Leutze, the hilarious image parallels Meyer’s journey to White House political legitimacy with the surprise attack America’s first president made on Trenton, New Jersey during the night of Christmas, 1776. It’s a wonderful bit of humor considering the egos racing around on the series, and no doubt a comparison Ms. Meyer herself would be more than excited about.
HBO’s Veep returns on Sunday, April 6th at 10PM — a.k.a. right after the premiere of Game of Thrones (so you really have no excuse).