Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus insists the cancellation is self-inflicted:
Veep, HBO’s acclaimed comedy, Emmy powerhouse and arguably the funniest comedy on television, will end its run with a final seventh season in 2018.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus just called to tell me the news, and I just told her she’s killing me. But it’s clear that she and fellow executive producer David Mandel thought long and hard about when it would be right to say goodbye — next season? One after that? — and they’ve let the story dictate a finale they could feel good about.
“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.”
It wasn’t a decision that came easy. “Let’s face it, this has been a role of a lifetime,” says Louis-Dreyfus.