HBO has announced the Blu-ray release of Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Armando Iannucci's Veep: The Complete First Season, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus (as the nation's first female vice president), Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy C. Simmons and Sufe Bradshaw. The satirical comedy series arrives on March 26, 2013.
Former senator Selina Meyer (Dreyfus) was a rising star in her party and a charismatic leader who seemed to have unlimited potential. Some pundits thought she might even occupy the White House someday. Then she became vice president. Veep follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president's interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive.
The ensemble cast of the show also includes Hale (Arrested Development) as Gary, Meyer's right-hand man; Chlumsky (Iannucci's In the Loop) as Amy, her chief of staff; Walsh (Hung) as Mike, her weathered spokesperson; Scott (My Boys) as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Simons (Days Together) as Jonah, a young and somewhat clueless White House liaison; and Bradshaw (Overnight) as Sue, her executive assistant. In addition to Iannucci, directors include Chris Morris and Tristram Shapeero, while other writers include Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Sean Gray, William Smith, Roger Drew and Ian Martin.
Special features include:
The Making of Veep - A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series with cast and crew
Veep: Obesity - Meyer's hilarious public service announcement (and outtakes) about obesity
Audio Commentaries - Twelve commentaries with show creator Armando Iannucci, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, executive producers Frank Rich and Chris Godsick, and more.
The Blu-ray release also features HBO Select, which offers buyers the choice of three ways to watch: Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy. The digital copy is redeemable via a provider of your choice, iTunes and Vudu, as well as an UltraViolet copy through supporting providers.