Season four of HBO's Veep doesn't premiere until tomorrow night, but showrunner Armando Iannucci has already announced this season will be his last. The decision was made, at least in part, so Iannucci could spend more time with his family in London, The Hollywood Reporter reports. David Mandel, who worked as an executive producer and writer for Curb Your Enthusiasm, will take over.
"Armando is not replaceable but we are confident that Veep will continue to be produced at the highest levels with new showrunner David Mandel," an HBO rep said in a statement to THR.
#VeepHBO returns Sunday. Our best season yet.Time for me to quit airports. I'm leaving on a high and kissing goodbye to jet-lag.— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) April 10, 2015
Veep without Iannucci doesn't seem like Veep at all, but the deranged faux-mance between Julia Louis-Dreyfus' VP and Tony Hale's bag man is probably enough to carry the show for years. Veep hasn't been renewed yet, but at this point, a fifth season seems likely.