HBO Veep, star Gary Cole says, “At this point is very difficult to satirize politics”

Gary Cole

Season 6 premiere, former vice president and president struggles to navigate new political territory on April 16th,  2017, at 7:30pm PT 10:30pm ET on DirecTV

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Stars) 2017/04/16 – “We were wondering what they’d came up with,” says Veep star Gary Cole. “Basically it’s what happens to an administration that is shown the door, everybody kind of scatters, tries to pick up work in Washington, so we’re all kind of in different places. We don’t cross paths as often as we did before. We’re not all in the West Wing anymore, obviously.”


“Selina, Julia, is exploring options such as, possibly, looking in the memoirs , stuff like that” says Cole. “They’ve found a way to take some of these worlds that we are all in, some are in the media, some are working in other parts of the government, but he writers have found a way to hook us up sometimes, and then part us away and then come back.”

“I have been relegated to a job working for a less than desirable congressman,” says Cole. “Basically scraping the bottom of the barrel, I’m doing my same job but doing it for someone else.”

Veep has always picked prototypes from current affairs,” says Cole. “But they have never identified them as such. I don’t think it is ever been reflective of exactly what’s going on, I think it takes in circumstances that have happened in the past and kind of blends them into their own world.”

“At this point is very difficult to satirize politics,” says Cole. “How are you over the top at all, what can you come up with that’s over the top, that line keeps moving so is harder and harder to do.”

In Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Selina Meyer President. She lost a Senate vote to resolve the Electoral College tie. Out of public office for the first time in years, she seeks to secure her legacy and find her place in the world. Her staff pursues endeavors of their own with varying degrees of success.

  • April 16th, 2017, at 7:30pm PT 10:30pm ET on DirecTV

Selina attempts to secure her legacy one year after losing the presidency. Reid Scott is Dan, he tries to ingratiate himself at his new job. Anna Chlumsky is Amy’s brash D.C. style personality proves too much for her new co-workers.

  • April 23rd, 2017, at 7:30pm PT 10:30pm ET on DirecTV

Selina attends the opening of President Hughes’ library. Timothy Simons is Jonah. He gets advice on how to rise in the political ranks. Amy releases an attack ad.

  • April 30th, 2017, at 7:30pm PT 10:30pm ET on DirecTV

Selina helps monitor the first free and democratic election in the country, Georgia. She is reunited with an old friend. Matt Walsh is Mike and Tony Hale is Gary. They hide evidence of a major mishap. Jonah has an eventful night out.

Veep cast:

Created by Armando Iannucci. Executive produced by David Mandel, Frank Rich, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lew Morton and Morgan Sackett.

HBO is an American cable and television network owned by Time Warner. It is the oldest pay television service in the United States.

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