Veep‘s term in office is coming to an end.
HBO’s Emmy-winning comedy, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will finish its run after Season 7 in 2018.
In Veep, which has won the Emmy for best comedy series the last two years, Louis-Dreyfus plays Selina Meyer, who started as vice president of the United States, rose to president and then found herself unceremoniously dumped from office in the most recent season. She has won five acting Emmys for the role.
In a statement, HBO program chief Casey Bloys called the decision to end the political satire “bittersweet.”
“We love the show and everyone involved but respect the producers’ choice to bring Selina Meyer’s journey to its conclusion after an extraordinary run of critical and award-winning acclaim,” he said. “Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s comedic brilliance infused Selina with a dynamic presence and a vibrant wit which will ensure her a place in the history of television’s most iconic comedic characters. We look forward to producing the seventh and final season.”
Both the series and Louis-Dreyfus are in the running for Emmys at this year’s ceremony on Sept. 17.