Axed: Julia Louis-Dreyfus to end Veep with Season 7

"It became clear that this season should be the last season," says Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

US comedy Veep will end its run with a final seventh season in 2018.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has told the Hollywood Reporter that she and fellow executive producer David Mandel thought long and hard about when to wrap the hit series.

“It became clear that this season should be the last season,” Louis-Dreyfus says. “We don’t want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series.”

“Let’s face it, this has been a role of a lifetime,” she added.

Veep, created by Armando Iannucci, has been a rare post-Seinfeld hit for Louis-Dreyfus, after previous outings in The New Adventures of Old Christine and assorted projects for her former cast mates.

She has won five consecutive Emmys for outstanding lead actress for Veep and is up for a sixth this month, while the show has won two Best Comedy trophies.

That leaves 10 more episodes before Selina Meyer bids farewell.

“It was just a very natural thing,” Mandel added. “We don’t want to repeat ourselves or be boring. It’s bittersweet but it’s right.”

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  1. 7 seasons and out is fairly common in US TV. It generally gives a program enough episodes for syndication packages to be available, and often there are big $$ negotiations for the main cast to proceed beyond 7 year contracts.

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