Female Presidential Candidate Finds New Purpose After Election Defeat In ‘Veep’ Trailer

And that's where Selina Meyer's similarities to a certain real-life candidate begin and end.

Season 6 of “Veep,” HBO’s political comedy of errors, is weeks away, but Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is already prepared for her “second act.” 

Louis-Dreyfus shared a trailer for the Emmy-winning series’ upcoming sixth season over Twitter on Sunday night to hint at what’s next for the former president, who was defeated in her first-time encounter with an actual presidential election as the top nominee.

“Selina Meyer travels the globe spreading democracy like Patient Zero,” the character says in the teaser-trailer below, using an odd simile that nonetheless reveals she won’t be sitting around at home after losing her seat in the Oval Office in last season’s finale. And yes, Gary (Tony Hale) is still there by her side.

Showrunner David Mandel addressed Season 5’s unhappy ending, which left Selina seemingly out of the next administration completely. 

“Her winning the election would be giving her what she wants,” Mandel told The Hollywood Reporter in June. “The comedy of ‘Veep’ and Selina Meyer is her never getting what she wants.” 

There’s no chance the showrunner will ease up on his maladroit politician, either. 

“I was the first female president,” Selina shouts defiantly in the trailer as her team works out terms of employment with a mystery third party. “I will not work for less than 87 cents on the dollar. And tell him I’ll stand at a glass podium and wear a short skirt,” she adds.

“Veep” returns April 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.



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