HBO to film political comedy series 'Veep' next month

It's official: HBO's upcoming political satire series "Veep," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will be filmed on a Baltimore movie set next month.

On Tuesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) announced that the series pilot will begin filming in Charm City in late February.

Dreyfus will play a fictional Vice President, Selina Meyer, a former senator who becomes VP after losing a primary to the man who eventually becomes president.

According to press for the project, Selina Meyer "finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about."

And while parallels may seem easy to draw between the lead character and former senator and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton or former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (whom Louis-Dreyfus somewhat resembles), those who have read the script report that Vice President Selina Meyer isn't quite so easy to pinpoint.

According to the Andrew Breitbart-owned blog Big Hollywood, other characters in the pilot include a "sharp-tongued chief of staff ... a "slobbish press secretary," and a "liaison between the President and VP’s offices .. who is extremely unattractive and creepy but hopes his role as a White House “big shot” will someday impress the chicks."

The series is the brainchild of British-born Armando Iannucci, whose past works include 2009's feature film "In The Loop," a send-up of British politics that quickly became a cult favorite among political wonks. 



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