Julia Louis-Dreyfus is coming back to the small screen in Veep, but this time she's getting far more political than Elaine Benes ever was. She plays Selina Meyer, the vice president of the United States, and she's no stuffy DC type. Selina is smart, sassy, and seems to always have an S-bomb ready to go, especially for members of her staff, which include Arrested Development's Tony Hale and Anna Chlumsky (all grown up since her My Girl days).
The tone of the comedy is pretty irreverent, especially considering that Selina appears to be gunning for the job of her superior, the president (her look of glee upon hearing that he's experiencing chest pains is pretty priceless). I can't wait to see Louis-Dreyfus join HBO's lineup and throw herself into the edgy humor when the new series premieres on April 22. Watch the trailer now after the jump.
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