HBO has renewed comedy series Veep and Silicon Valley for a fifth and third season respectively, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO programming. The news comes less than a day after both premieres and we have yet to see the ratings for either show, but this is great news as it’s honestly one of HBO’s best Sunday night lineups to date.
“Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year,” noted Lombardo. “Along with Game of Thrones and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, both of which have already been renewed for 2016, they give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other.”
Created by Armando Iannucci, Emmy®-nominated series Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as new President Selina Meyer, for whom even the most banal action can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences. The fifth season will be the first without Iannucci. David Mandel (Curb Your Enthusiasm) will be taking over. Cast regulars include Emmy®winner Tony Hale, Emmy® nominee Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.
The Emmy®– and Golden Globe®-nominated series Silicon Valley takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, cast regulars for the second season include Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O. Yang.