The fifth season of HBO’s political comedy “Veep” just aired its final episode over the weekend, marking the end of a very hectic season that saw President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) relinquish her title after coming up just short in the elections and fully leaving politics behind.
After spending the first few seasons as the titular vice president of America, Selina unexpectedly shot to the top when the previous president suddenly stepped down. Selina’s next agenda as the first female president of the United States (POTUS) was then to try and retain that title throughout the incoming elections, so she could be fully elected into the office of the POTUS.
Along the way, she had to deal with a myriad of hijinks and scandals due to her actions as well as of her staff. Season 5 of the show finally ended with the inauguration of someone else as POTUS, with Selina sitting in the rain and completely out of power with her term lasting just a little over a year.
In an interview with Deadline, “Veep” executive producer David Mandel spoke of what is next for the character with the show having already been renewed by HBO earlier this year.
“Well, that’s what she’s looking to do right now, is get out of the rain,” Mandel began with a joke. “However, one of the things I am really excited about is much in the way ‘Veep’ became the story of the president of the United States when she became president.”
Mandel spoke of the fact that the show’s title has become non-indicative of its heroine, where the plot kept going past the point Selina got promoted from being the vice president. As for what viewers can expect in the following seasons, Mandel said that “we are now going to get a chance to sort of check out what it’s like for her to be the former president of the United States and not perhaps a well regarded former president of the United States.”