Season 3 of HBO’s ‘Veep’ premieres April 6 at 10:30 ET, and it’s gearing up to be the funniest season so far as Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) launches a secret campaign for President along with her team that tend to hurt more than help. Click through to see the trailer and read on for our review!
Season 2 of Veep ended with Selina learning that the President would not seek re-election. Season 3 of Veep opens with Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) wasting away on a book tour stop in Iowa, all in an effort to bolster her image with the American people as she secretly campaigns for President. Her team, as ever, hurts more than helps her in this effort. Read on for what else you can expect from Season 3 of Veep!
‘Veep’ Season 3 Review: Vice President Selina Meyer Runs For President
Meanwhile, Amy (Anna Chlumsky) and Dan (Reid Scott) are playing a constant game of oneupmanship as they angle for the job of Selina’s campaign manager — which, quite frankly, seems like a gig you’d get in purgatory to prove your place in either heaven or hell.
Amy and Dan aren’t the only ones looking for a promotion — even Gary (Tony Hale) is beginning to tire (both literally and figuratively) of holding his trusty shoulder bag, containing everything from Selina’s lipstick to hand sanitizer. However, his first (and possibly only) opportunity to do something other than hand Selina Kleenex goes about as well as you might expect.
Also brilliant is Jonah (Timothy Simons), who (SPOILER ALERT) gets fired in the premiere episode and becomes the worst kind of political blogger — posting without proof and hoping that something will come along to back up his claims.
‘Veep’ Season 3 Review: Vice President Selina Meyer’s Campaign For President Is A Narrative Minefield
The MVP of the season may prove to be Kevin Dunn for his portrayal of Ben Cafferty, the President’s Chief of Staff, who begins to help Selina in her cause as he jockeys for position in her Cabinet should her campaign prove successful. His overwhelming pessimism — and pragmatism — are as hilarious as ever. Don’t forget that this is the man who once said, “we all know the White House would work so much better if there wasn’t a President, but there is, so we work around that.”
And we can’t forget Mike (Matt Walsh), who gets married in the premiere, leading you to believe that he may be re-sorting his priorities — or doing any one thing correctly — but you’d be wrong. The fact that he has such a high-level position within the Vice Presidency continues to be wholly perplexing, and we love him for it.
Selina’s secret campaign for President is a hilarious minefield for the narrative of Season 3, and it looks like this will be Veep‘s funniest season yet. We’ve seen the first few episodes of Season 3, and trust us — you need to be watching.
So, HollywoodLifers, will you be watching Veep this season? Because you definitely should be. Let us know!
– Amanda Michelle Steiner