Have you been wondering what the sixth season of “Veep” would look like after the season five finale saw Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) lose the US presidency after a shocking tie in the Electoral College? Will this wily politico worm her way back into elected office or will she go rogue and be a firebrand who takes pot shots at those who rule by the Potomac.
To promote the return of the series on April 16, HBO has released the teaser trailer below. The paycaster promises that this sixth season will have 10 episodes, as has every season save the first, which was eight episodes long.
Current showrunner David Mandel has already shown he is adept at reinventing the series, taking over from creator Armando Iannucci for the acclaimed fifth season. Indeed, that installment, crammed with storylines that showcased all of the core cast, won a bookend Best Comedy Series award at the Emmys. And Louis-Dreyfus took home Best Comedy Actress for a record-setting fifth year in a row.
Last month, she won Best TV Comedy Actress at the SAG Awards — her second win for “Veep” and her seventh overall — while the season five finale, “Inauguration,” won the DGA Award for Best Directorial Achievement in Comedy.