March 2, 2012

Trailers for HBO’s “Veep” and “Girls”

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Written by: Alexeem Boyle
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HBO has released trailers for two very promising new series.

Veep (which has been picked up for eight episodes, and debuts April 22), from Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell (of In the Loop- surely one of the best comedies in the last five years- and The Thick of It), stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as an in-over-her-head fictional Vice President.
Anna Chlumsky (In the Loop), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Matt Walsh (Be Kind Rewind, Role Models, I Love You, Man), Reid Scott (The Big C, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, My Boys), Sufe Bradshaw (Star Trek) and Timothy Simons also star.


Girls, from Lena Dunham (the writer, director and lead actress of the odd, honest, buzzed-about independent film Tiny Furniture), is an ensemble piece led by Dunham set in New York City. Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jennifer Konner (Help Me Help You, In the Motherhood) will executive produce, and Tiny Furniture stand-out Jemima Kirke will co-star, as will Zosia Mamet (Mad Men, United States of Tara, The Kids Are All Right, Greenberg, Parenthood), Adam Driver (J. Edgar, You Don’t Know Jack, Spielberg’s upcoming Lincoln) and Allison Williams (Brian Williams’ daughter, responsible for the kick-ass version of Nat King Cole’s “Nature Boy” set to the Mad Men theme “A Beautiful Mine”).


About the Author

Alexeem Boyle
Alexeem is currently studying film and television, and spends an unhealthy amount of time with her DVD box sets. A film reviewer for our sister site, The 500 Club, Alexeem joined the team in 2011 to cover Community. She has written about Community, Game of Thrones, The Killing, Parks and Recreation, Homeland, and Fringe. Alexeem is ashamed to admit she often and thoroughly offends (or "destroys") the word limit, but is resigned to the enduring nature of this sin.

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One Comment

  1. Dave

    There arr two new shows I am absolutely stoked for this year: Veep and The Newsroom. This trailer for Veep has only made me more excited. It’s rare when I’m equally stoked for the team both behind and in front of the camera but bot of those shows boast great casts and have amazing writing staffs. Exciting times ahead for HBO this year.

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