Premiering Wednesdays from April 26 at 8.30pm on Showcase or stream instantly on Foxtel Play
From Wednesday, April 26 at 8.30pm, Foxtel will present the sixth season of the HBO award-winning comedy series Veep starring Emmy® winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the former Vice President and onetime President, who looks to secure her legacy now that she’s out of office. The acclaimed comedy takes a sharp, satirical look at the insular world of politics, following the day-to-day existence of the former VP and onetime President Selina Meyer. Season 6 picks up one year after the events of Season 5, in which Selina ultimately lost a Senate vote to resolve the Electoral College tie. Now out of public office for the first time in years, Selina seeks to secure her legacy and find her place in the world, while much of her staff pursues endeavors of their own. A perennial favorite with fans and critics, this 10-episode season of Veep finds this band of misfits attempting to make their mark, while navigating the political landscape in Washington and beyond.
Veep has received seven Golden Globe nominations since its debut in 2012, and has won a total of twelve Primetime Emmys®, including three 2016 Emmys® for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Louis-Dreyfus).
In addition to five Emmy® wins, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has also received four Golden Globe nominations for her role as Selina Meyer. Lauded for her work on Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Saturday Night Live and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louis-Dreyfus recently guested on Inside Amy Schumer and received a 2014 Golden Globe nomination for her role in the feature film Enough Said, with James Gandolfini.
Veep’s ensemble cast includes Tony Hale (two-time Emmy®-winner for this role) as Selina’s devoted bodyman Gary; Anna Chlumsky (Emmy®-nominated) as Amy, her on-again, off-again right-hand woman; Matt Walsh (Emmy®-nominated) as former spokesperson Mike; Reid Scott (My Boys) as the uber-ambitious Dan; Timothy C. Simons (The Interview) as Congressman Jonah Ryan; Sufe Bradshaw (Rizzoli & Isles) as Selina’s former assistant Sue; Kevin Dunn (True Detective) as former chief of staff Ben; Gary Cole (Emmy®-nominated) as analyst Kent; and Sam Richardson (Office Christmas Party) as new staff member Richard.
Recurring guests include Sarah Sutherland (The Newsroom) as Selina’s daughter Catherine and Clea DuVall (American Horror Story) as Catherine’s girlfriend Marjorie. Additional guests appearing this season include Margaret Colin (Gossip Girl), Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers), Paul Scheer (The League) and British comedian Stephen Fry. Created by Armando Iannucci, S6 of Veep is executive produced by David Mandel, Frank Rich, Chris Godsick, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lew Morton, and Morgan Sackett, with Mandel returning as showrunner for a second season after sharing the Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy Series in his first season.
Veep Season 6 begins April 26, Wednesdays at 8.30pm AEST, on Foxtel’s showcase or on Foxtel’s streaming service Foxtel Play. Following the broadcast customers can watch Veep any time via Foxtel on Demand which is available on internet connected iQ boxes, Foxtel Play or enjoyed on the move on Foxtel Go, Foxtel’s mobile app. Foxtel Go and Foxtel On Demand are included with all Foxtel and Foxtel Play subscriptions at no extra cost.