HBO's Veep to end in 2018 after acclaimed run

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in HBO's Veep.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in HBO's Veep. PHOTO: HBO ASIA

(NYTimes) - HBO's Veep will end after its seventh season next year, HBO confirmed on Wednesday night.

The half-hour comedy, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer - a vice president, then president, then ex-president - has been showered with Emmy Awards and praise from critics. Louis-Dreyfus has won the Emmy for best actress in a comedy five consecutive times for the role and is up for a sixth award at this year's ceremony on Sept. 17. If she wins, she'll also tie with Cloris Leachman for eight Primetime Emmy wins.

Veep has also won the Emmy for best comedy in each of the past two years and is nominated again this year.

The Hollywood Reporter reported first that Veep was finishing after next season.

"We love the show and everyone involved but respect the producers' choice to bring Selina Meyer's journey to its conclusion after an extraordinary run of critical and award-winning acclaim," Casey Bloys, HBO's president of programming, said in a statement. "Julia Louis-Dreyfus' comedic brilliance infused Selina with a dynamic presence and a vibrant wit which will ensure her a place in the history of television's most iconic comedic characters."