We haven’t seen the ratings for last night’s season premieres of HBO comedy series Veep and Silicon Valley yet, but HBO has just renewed both comedies for a fifth season and third season, respectively.
“Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year,” said HBO’s Michael Lombardo.
Veep and Silicon Valley, both solid awards contenders for HBO, join their current Sunday companion, hit drama Game Of Thrones, which already has been renewed for next season. The network also recently picked up Last Week Tonight With John Oliver for two more cycles.
Created by Armando Iannucci, Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as new President Selina Meyer, for whom even the most banal action can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences. Season 5 of Veep will be its first without Iannucci who is departing after four years. David Mandel has been brought in as new showrunner.
In addition to Louis-Dreyfus, the ensemble cast for the fourth season includes Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.
Silicon Valley, a collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, 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. 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.
Season 4 credits: Veep was created by Iannucci; executive produced by Iannucci, Christopher Godsick, Frank Rich, Chris Addison, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Louis-Dreyfus and Stephanie Laing.
Season 2 credits: Silicon Valley was created by Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky; executive producers, Judge, Berg, Altschuler & Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally; co-executive producers, Dan O’Keefe and Clay Tarver; supervising producers, Sonny Lee and Ron Weiner; producers, Carrie Kemper and Jim Kleverweis.
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