New 'Veep' Trailer Finds Selina Meyer as POTUS

March 7, 2015 8:10 AM

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New 'Veep' Trailer Finds Selina Meyer as POTUS

April 17th promises to be a night of big laughs and lots of blood as HBO scheduled Game of Thrones' Season Five premiere on the same Sunday night as the returns of Silicon Valley and the fourth season of Veep. While the political comedy might lack the gore of George R.R. Martin's fantasy series, the world of Veep is every bit as cutthroat as Season Four of the series finds the titular Vice President Selina Meyer, portrayed by Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, settling into the role of POTUS after being elevated to the Oval Office at the end of last season.

In addition to showcasing the darkly comic inner workings of Washington, D.C. – Meyer's dealings with issues like Israel, the military and reelection are hinted at in the trailer – the sneak peek also teases at a possible rift between Meyer and her right-hand man and personal aide Gary Walsh, played...

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