Armando Iannucci Steps Down As ‘Veep’ Showrunner After Four Seasons | TV News


Well-known satirist Armando Iannucci has decided to step down as the showrunner for HBO political satire show Veep. Armando says the decision is to do with balancing his private life in London, and working in the States, also he feels that as a comedy writer, he has now dealt with both American and British politics. He was referring to The Thick of It, which is the show Veep is based on, just like the American and British versions of The Office, except the latter didn’t have the same writers involved.


Taking over from Armando will be David Mandel, Mandel is familiar with HBO, being a writer and director for Curb Your Enthusiasm. It is rumoured that Iannucci may be in line to write for the new series of Doctor Who, which would see him team up again with Peter Capaldi, who he worked with on The Thick of It.



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