'Veep' Season 4 Is Almost Here And 'It Could Be The Shortest Presidency In History'

March 30, 2015 5:15 PM

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'Veep' Season 4 Is Almost Here And 'It Could Be The Shortest Presidency In History'

Armando Iannucci, series creator of HBO's "Veep," writes deftly about a woman's rise in American politics. Native to Scotland, he had a bit to learn in converting the brand of humor he'd established while working on "The Thick of It," a look at the mechanics of modern British government. And yet, as we enter the fourth season of his show, starring masterfully comedic Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Iannucci delivers one of the most eerily accurate (and funny) versions of Washington to date. HuffPost Entertainment spoke with Iannucci about crafting the bumbling bureaucracy showcased on "Veep" and what to expect in Season 4.

How long did you know you wanted to make Selina Meyer president this past season? You could have played around a bit longer with her aiming for the office. I think as soon as we started writing Season 3 we knew we were going to end with Selina [played by Louis-Dreyfus] in office. We decided it was f...

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