Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination'  Starring Ethan Hawke SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination' Starring Ethan Hawke From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Watch: Hilarity Ensues In The First Trailer For 'In The Loop' Writer-Director Armando Ianucci's HBO Series 'Veep'

The Playlist By Simon Dang | The Playlist March 2, 2012 at 11:19AM

Anyone remember the 2009 political-satire "In The Loop"? The film was a festival hit and featured a side-splitting performance from Peter Capaldi as political hot-shot Malcolm Tucker. That film was, in fact, a spin off original BBC show "The Thick Of It" -- both of which are the brainchild of Armando Ianucci. Attempts had been to remake the show for HBO and while there was a pilot shot, it was one Ianucci wasn't a fan of and was never picked up.
3
HBO Veep

Anyone remember the 2009 political-satire "In The Loop"? The film was a festival hit and featured a side-splitting performance from Peter Capaldi as political hot-shot Malcolm Tucker. That film was, in fact, a spin off original BBC show "The Thick Of It" -- both of which are the brainchild of Armando Ianucci. Attempts had been to remake the show for HBO and while there was a pilot shot, it was one Ianucci wasn't a fan of and was never picked up.

But the good news is that Ianucci has now developed a whole new show for the cable-channel titled "Veep," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as the Vice President of the U.S. The first trailer has now been unveiled and exhibits a behind-the-scenes, political satire very much in the vein of its predecessors, and it promises to deliver some seroius laughs.

As was the case with the "The Thick Of It," we're presuming "Veep" also doesn't really have an overarching plot preferring instead to follow the politicians day-to-day lives and the hurdles they face. A look at the trailer should give you a better understanding about where the show's focus will be.  Co-starring with Louis-Dreyfuss will be Anna Chlumsky ("In The Loop"), Tony Hale (Buster!) and Matt Walsh with the majority of Ianucci's "The Thick Of It" and "In The Loop writing team back on board including Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Sean Gray, Jesse Armstrong, Will Smith, Roger Drew and Ian Martin.

"Veep" is set to premiere on April 22nd; here's to hoping there's a character even half of good as Malcolm Tucker.

This article is related to: HBO , Armando Iannucci


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates