Veep Renewed for Season 5 and Silicon Valley for Season 3 by HBO
HBO wasted little time in renewing two of its ongoing franchises that have the privilege of airing on the same night as Game of Thrones.
In a blanket announcement today, HBO gave Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as new President Selina Meyer, a Season 5 order. They also gave Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s Silicon Valley a Season 3 order. Both renewals came less than a day after each show’s current season premiere episodes debuted.
The next seasons of Veep and Silicon Valley will run 10 episodes as per each respective show’s current season trend.
With the renewals, all four of HBO’s Sunday evening original programs are now set for 2016. Game of Thrones Season 6 was picked up at the same time as Season 5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was also picked up more recently.
The fun connection with Veep’s renewal is that art imitates life with Hilary Clinton announcing her official bid to run for the President of the United States. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character followed a similar path in becoming the first female U.S. President, a achievement Mrs. Clinton is aiming for.