It’s the nature of the job that the Vice President of the United States stands in the shadows.But on HBO, is the Vice President who takes center stage. And in this season, fans will see a whole new side of the title “Veep.”
Moving On Up
” Veep ” is gearing up for a great third season. At the end of season 2, it was announced that VP Selina Meyer (played by the incomparable Julia Louis-Dreyfus) will run for President. Since this is the path most VPs take, this isn’t a huge surprise. But since in this story line Selina is going to run in place of the Pres himself, it is a twist. Could the season 3 finale take place in the Oval Office itself?
The season opens with Meyer on a book tour. And while it’s peppered with jokes, it tackles serious subject matter: the Veep needs to take a stance on abortion. After a few halfhearted attempts to come up with something strong but benign, the Veep and her aides are left with just one course of action: refer to polling data.
Clearly the season will revolve around Selina’s run for President, but things aren’t quite so cut-and-dry in the political world. A few big changes will hit viewers right away.
Shaking Things Up
White House liaison Jonah will be shaken up considerably by season 3, and some staffers will be shifted around. Selina is back on the campaign trail, so naturally things have to change. Expect a lot more location scenes, and less time spent in the Veep offices.
Tony Hale, who plays bagman Gary, says the aides are like “Keystone Cops” in season 3 because the Veep is out among the people. You’ll see gaffes, gags and all the general goofiness the show has worn so well in the past two seasons.
“Veep” airs on HBO Sunday nights right after “Game of Thrones.”