|Veep (Season 6)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Originally aired||April 16 – June 25, 2017|
|“||This is my second act. Selina Meyer travels the globe, spreading democracy like patient zero.||”|
Veep Season 6 was announced on April 21, 2016. It premiered on April 16, 2017 on HBO and ended on June 25, 2017.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Selina starts looking for a purpose in a world where she is not President; Jonah tries to move up the political ranks; Amy manages her fiancé's gubernatorial campaign; Dan begins anchoring a morning news program.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
One year after the historic house vote, Selina reflects on her life over the last year, as almost everyone from her administration (besides Gary and Richard) have parted ways: Dan has become a co-anchor for CBS This Morning, Amy is running Buddy Calhoun's gubernatorial campaign, Ben and Kent are reluctantly working for Jonah, and Mike is adjusting to being a stay at home father.
After attending the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Tenney, Mike mistakenly suggests that Selina is being considered for the vacant Supreme Court seat. Selina, in her hotel room, finds out that she had a heart attack earlier, prompting Gary to have his own heart attack. Meanwhile, President Montez announces she'll be "reaching across the aisle" for the vacant seat, escalating Selina's hopes, until it is revealed that Montez will be nominating former President Stuart Hughes for the seat.
About a month after her heart attack, Selina and Mike work hard to finish her memoir, digging deep into her past. While bringing up facts about her father, whom she's fond of, Mike suggests that something seems off. Selina later learns the truth about her father: that he sold her horse, was cheating on her mother, and never really cared for his daughter. This prompts Selina to destroy the barn her father used as an office.
Selina comes to the decision that she will use her mother's house as the location for the "Selina Meyer Presidential Birthplace and Library".
Meanwhile, Jonah attracts billionaire private prison magnate Sherman Tanz and gets engaged to Tanz's daughter, Shawnee. Jonah establishes a group of congresspeople known as the 'Jeffersons', who show their dominance by voting against the debt ceiling, resulting in a government shutdown. The shutdown hurts Jonah and Jeff Kane informs Jonah that he is replacing him on the ticket with his cousin Ezra in the upcoming midterms. Shawnee then calls off the engagement.
Selina's memoir, A Woman First: First Woman, is published and receives mixed reviews. However, Mike's journal detailing every day of Selina's presidency is leaked by Leon West. Details about the Uzbek Hostage Crisis, the Medileaks scandal, and Selina's eye job, among other things, are published. It is also revealed that Selina was responsible for the freeing of Tibet, overshadowing the bad news.
In the wake of Selina's newfound popularity, Yale announces they would like to host Selina's library. Her library site, however, is accidentally to be built on former slave grounds. Selina decides against building a library and decides to run for President in the 2020 presidential election. Jonah also announces his candidacy.
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|"Omaha"||49||1||April 16, 2017|
|One year after losing the presidency, Selina tries to secure her legacy; Dan tries to ingratiate himself at his new job.|
|"Library"||50||2||April 23, 2017|
|Selina attends the opening of former President Hughes’ presidential library; Jonah gets advice on how to rise in the political ranks; Dan suffers through Jane’s whims.|
|"Georgia"||51||3||April 30, 2017|
|Selina travels to the Republic of Georgia to help monitor the first free and democratic election the country, and is reunited with an old “friend.”|
|"Justice"||52||4||May 7, 2017|
|Selina and her team attend the funeral of a Supreme Court justice. Amy works on securing a location for Selina's library. Dan tries to maintain his upswing with Jane.|
|"Chicklet"||53||5||May 14, 2017|
|Selina settles on a location for her presidential library. Dan lands in a gossip column. Mike and Selina work on her book. Jonah tries to cement a big donation.|
|"Qatar"||54||6||May 21, 2017|
|Selina visits Qatar. In D.C., Jonah gets a dinner invite. Dan receives an unexpected visit from an HR rep. Catherine and Marjorie have big news.|
|"Blurb"||55||7||May 28, 2017|
|Selina tries to finish her book. Selina and her staff prepare for her portrait-unveiling ceremony, while Jonah tries to weasel his way onto the guest list.|
|"Judge"||56||8||June 11, 2017|
|Selina takes a trip. Dan pressures Jonah into an interview. Amy is put in charge of Mike.|
|"A Woman First"||57||9||June 18, 2017|
|Selina's book finally arrives. Jonah has a big meeting. Dan, Ben and Kent grab a drink.|
|"Groundbreaking"||58||10||June 25, 2017|
|Selina and her team prepare for the long-awaited groundbreaking of her library. Amy seeks clarity on her role. Jonah asks Dan, Ben and Kent for help.|
Production[edit | edit source]
On April 21, 2016, Veep was renewed for a sixth season, three days ahead of the fifth season premiere.
When season five ended on June 26, 2016, many were shocked by the series finale-like ending, in which Selina Meyer became a former president and her staff disbanded. In an interview, show-runner David Mandel said of the upcoming season: "One thing I can tell you is that Gary will be by Selina's side — and I would not want to be in his shoes. We've seen that she doesn't deal well with defeat and I think she's going to lose her quest for relevancy."
Writing began on August 11th and the season was outlined on August 20, 2016. On September 30th, it was announced that filming had begun. On October 10th, the crew were shooting scenes at the Ronald Reagan Presidential library, as a set for the Stuart Hughes Presidential Library, which was the second episode of the season.
On February 7th, HBO announced that season six would premiere on April 16, 2017, and released a teaser of the new season on February 19th. The poster for the season was released on March 7th, with the crew parodying the famous Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima image.
Production in L.A. wrapped on February 22th. From March 5th-7th, the crew travelled to New York to film several scenes. Production on the season officially ended on March 7th.
On May 25, 2017, Veep was renewed for a seventh season.
Production Schedule[edit | edit source]
|Episode||In Production (2016-17)|
|#601||September 30 - October 21, 2016|
|#602||October 10 - 21, 2016|
|#603||November 1 - 8, 2016|
|#604||October 24 - 31, 2016|
|#605||December 1 - 8, 2016|
|#606||January 9 - 17, 2017|
|#607||December 9 - 16, 2016|
|#608||January 19 - 27, 2017|