Selina Meyer is leaving politics.
“Veep” will end with season 7 next year, star Julia Louis-Dreyfus told the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday.
“It became clear that this season should be the last season,” said the actress, who called it “a role of a lifetime.”
“We don’t want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series.”
The hit HBO show ended season 6 as Meyer began plans to run for President again.
Louis-Dreyfus has won five consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress for “Veep” and is nominated for her sixth this year.
The show has also been nominated for best series for six years in a row and has racked up 12 Emmys in total.
“The decision to bring ‘Veep’ to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet,” Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming, said in a statement.
“We love the show and everyone involved but respect the producers’ choice to bring Selina Meyer’s journey to its conclusion after an extraordinary run of critical and award-winning acclaim. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ comedic brilliance infused Selina with a dynamic presence and a vibrant wit which will ensure her a place in the history of television’s most iconic comedic characters. We look forward to producing the seventh and final season.”
“Veep” is expected to return in April.