Veep, one of the greatest comedies of all time, is ending in 2019. The HBO show just finished filming the final Season 7, which will premiere this spring. The Veep cast and showrunner David Mandel shared emotional posts building up to the big goodbye. Here's star Julia Louis-Dreyfus setting the perfect tone for the finale:
You will always be my favorite fake POTUS, Selina Meyer. I am prepared to cry even harder when the final episode airs.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won six Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmys in a row for Veep. She was diagnosed with breast cancer one day after her most recent Emmy win in 2017.
Production on Veep Season 7 was delayed so Julia Louis-Dreyfus could seek cancer treatment. HBO announced that Season 7 would be the final season, and TVLine reported that it would also be the shortest season with seven episodes. Usually the series has 10 episodes per season, with the exception of the eight-episode Season 1.
Veep won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series three times. Tony Hale won two Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmys as Selina's irreplaceable body man, Gary Walsh.
Tony Hale shared his own love for the show before the final wrap:
Who is Gary without Selina? When he's not Gary on Veep -- or Buster Bluth on Arrested Development, or Jerome Squalor on A Series of Unfortunate Events -- Tony Hale keeps busy with voice work, including the new character Forky in Toy Story 4.
Veep executive producer David Handel tweeted several behind-the-scenes photos to mark the end of filming, including this one with the cast and crew:
Timothy Simons plays -- played? -- perpetual punching bag Jonah Ryan. He tweeted after his series wrap in the role:
HBO is losing two of its biggest hits in 2019 -- Veep for comedy, and Game of Thrones for drama. The landscape is going to change dramatically after this year, but at least we still have seven episodes of Veep (and six of GoT) to look forward to.
At this point, HBO has yet to reveal a premiere date for Veep Season 7, beyond HBO programming boss Casey Bloys saying "spring." It's possible the final season of Veep will air around the same time as the final season of Game of Thrones, which premieres in April 2019 on HBO.
Fans are on standby for HBO to share final season trailers for both Veep and Game of Thrones. Here are the dates we already know are ahead for midseason 2019 TV.
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