April 18th, 2011
12:31 PM ET
"Seinfeld" alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus is getting into politics. The Emmy-winning actress will star as the vice president of the United States in HBO's upcoming comedy series "Veep."
According to Deadline, Louis-Dreyfus will play Selina Meyer, a former senator who is elected vice president and discovers that the gig isn't quite what she was expecting.
The series, which is set "very near the White House," will co-star Anna Chlumsky (who starred in the 1991 Macaulay Culkin drama "My Girl") as Meyer's chief of staff and Tony Hale ("Arrested Development") as her right-hand man.
"Veep" is Louis-Dreyfus' third prime-time series since "Seinfeld" ended in 1998. She previously headlined the short-lived "Watching Ellie" and, most recently, "The New Adventures of Old Christine."
Will you watch Louis-Dreyfus in her new HBO show?
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