Veep Hits the Campaign Trail for Season 3

April 4, 2014 11:44 AM

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They say the vice president is one heartbeat away from the presidency. Veep‘s VP, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), might say otherwise. The comedy’s previous season ended with her celebrating being the party’s pick for the presidential nomination. But when Season 3 kicks off, a few months have passed and Selina’s path to the Oval Office isn’t as clear as she expected. The president still hasn’t announced that he’s not seeking a second term. And fickle voters, other opponents and a long, torturous campaign are standing between Selina and the coveted title of commander-in-chief. (Cue one of her loud, profanity-laden, fist-waving freak-outs.)

“It’s how I suppose it would be if Joe Biden ran and discovered not everyone was standing down to give him the nomination unchallenged,” creator Armando Iannucci says. “Selina is so tantalizingly close to the White House — but still she annoyingly has to go through the process of campaigning.”

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