"Veep" Season III Turns Up the Satirical Heat
When we departed from season 2 of the politically hilarious "Veep," we found Julia Louis-Dreyfus's character, Selina Meyer, undecided as to whether or not she will run for the presidency of the United States of America.
However, even after sporting the tagline, "Boldly Running For President. Proudly Standing For Everything" on an iconic poster depicting Meyer and her dimwitted crew of personal assistants in comparison to Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s "Washington Crossing the Delaware," series creator, Armando Iannucci told BuzzFeed that her road to the presidency will by no means be an easy one!
"Season 3 is where we say, "'OK, if you’re actually going to run for president, you have to make friends with all of America and you have to come up with a set of policies that you stand behind because you can’t hide behind the president any longer,'" Iannucci began. "This is the season where Selina has to start defining who she is."
"Season 1 was all about Selina coming to terms with the limitations she faced in her job and with her staff," Iannucci added. "Season 2 was all about her trying to get closer to power. Season 3 shows how politics work outside of D.C."
"Because the stakes are higher, there will be a fight for survival — maybe at the expense of others in the group," Iannucci joked. "Dan (Reid Scott) and Amy (Anna Chlumsky) in particular are both quite keen to become Selena’s chosen one, so you’ll see a lot of campaigning within the team."
Iannucci concluded, laughing, "There’s something so wonderful about looking dignified despite the truth. If that painting were a stop-frame animation, what would happen next?"
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