A second season is coming to HBO. I wasn't enthralled by the first season, but part of that has to do with my lack of enthusiasm for Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The official word: The new HBO comedy Veep, about a woman who becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about, was hailed as "hysterical" (TV Guide) and "sophisticated" (People Magazine). Created by Armando Iannucci (Academy Award® nominee for co-writing In the Loop), the series was nominated for three 2012 Emmy® Awards winning one for its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series). Veep: The Complete First Season, releases on Blu-ray with HBO Select* ($49.99), DVD ($39.98) and Digital Download on March 26, 2013.
Former senator Selina Meyer was a rising star in her party, a charismatic leader who seemed to have unlimited potential. Some pundits thought she might even occupy the White House someday. Then she became vice president. Veep follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president's interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive.
Blu-ray with HBO Select & DVD Bonus Features:
The Making of VEEP - A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series featuring interviews with cast and crew
"Veep: Misspoke" - VP Selina Meyer clarifies remarks regarding fictional Minnesota Governor Danny Chung
"Veep: Obesity" - VP Selina Meyer's hilarious public service announcement (and outtakes) about obesity
Audio Commentaries - Twelve commentaries with show creator Armando Iannucci, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, executive producers Frank Rich and Chris Godsick, and more.
The ensemble cast of the show also includes Tony Hale (Arrested Development) as Gary, Meyer's right-hand man; Anna Chlumsky (In the Loop) as Amy, her chief of staff; Matt Walsh (Hung) as Mike, her weathered spokesperson; Reid Scott (My Boys) as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Timothy C. Simons (Days Together) as Jonah, a young and somewhat clueless White House liaison; and Sufe Bradshaw (Overnight) as Sue, her executive assistant. In addition to Armando Iannucci, directors include Chris Morris and Tristram Shapeero; other writers besides Iannucci include Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Sean Gray, William Smith, Roger Drew and Ian Martin.
*Blu-ray with HBO Select offers buyers the choice of three ways to watch in one set - Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy. The digital copy is redeemable via a provider of your choice: iTunes and Vudu, as well as an UltraViolet copy through supporting providers.
Veep: The Complete First Season
Blu-ray with HBO Select & DVD
Street Date: March 26, 2013
Order Date: February 19, 2013
Runtime: Approx. 268 minutes (including bonus materials)
Price: $49.99 BD w/ Select (2 BDs discs / 1 DVD disc)
$39.98 DVD (2 DVD discs)