Selina Meyer Returns to Fortify an Empty Legacy in ‘Veep’ Season six Trailer

The first couple of seasons of Veep found humor in the minutiae of a politician with a enormous title — Vice President of the United States — and comparatively limited powers. The final two seasons flipped that narrative, as that politician became the most effective figure in the world — only to bring the futility of her former work to the presidential office through equivocal, pandering policies.

But Selina Meyer’s non-partisan (seemingly center-democrat) stagnancy reads as practically nostalgic amidst the current political landscape. With the 2016 election, the type of American politicking Veep satirized — by in no way expressly naming Selina Meyers’ celebration and focusing rather on her administration’s ideologically devoid opportunism — was cast into the fringes of American politics, and I’ve wondered what Veep would sink its teeth into now.

The 1st trailer for the series’ sixth season provides a glimpse into the show’s future. (Season five spoilers ahead.) At the end of Season five, Selina Meyer was unceremoniously stripped of the short-lived presidential title she earned by virtue of an unprecedented electoral tie. Now that she’s no longer in workplace, she’s attempting to fortify an empty legacy and also continuing to grapple with how sexism in politics could have hindered whatever she may possibly have been able to get accomplished.

Probably the way for a show that avoided partisan politics to not seem out of touch with a nation that is so deeply partisan is to depict Selina Meyer as an individual who’s likewise now a degree removed from Washington.

“Being an ex-president is like getting a man’s nipple. Men and women go appropriate by you to jerk off a dick,” she says at the starting of the trailer, which then delves into her quest to travel “the globe spreading democracy like patient zero.” From this clip, this new type of desperation looks just as promising as vice presidential and presidential desperation. And as usually, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s genius continues its reign more than the show’s every movement.

Watch the trailer:


The Duffer Brothers Say the Previously Released Episode Titles for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Are “Major”

The Hollywood Reporter ran an interview with Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers this morning, checking in on the bros now that news has cooled down following the announcement of the show’s renewal for a 9-episode second season.

If you recall, more than a month following the series had premiered and prompted the Net to hyper-analyze and/or listicle-ize each aspect of it, Netflix nevertheless hadn’t announced the series’ renewal, and individuals have been starting to get as tense as Barb’s super 80s rigor mortis. But from what’s revealed in the new interview, it turns out (and it is not at all of a surprise, offered that along with the announcement came a completely made teaser trailer comprehensive with the names of every single episode) that Netflix knew they wanted a second season way just before — and had really already ordered it in advance of the series’ premiere they just waited a even though for it to go public.

Matt Duffer says, “They greenlit the second season prior to we even premiered. So when everyone was going, ‘Is there going to be a second season?’ we had been writing the complete time. So we’ve been functioning on this almost all summer season.” Ross Duffer adds, “It drove me crazy. ‘Please, can not we just inform everyone we’re doing a second season?’”

In one more part of the interview, the two hint at the expansiveness of what they’re exploring in the second season. Matt says:

As soon as we got into the space for season two, we started expanding our mythology. We in no way got boxed in, due to the fact we’re dealing with an alternate dimension. It feels like the possibilities are limitless. We’re building up the mythology in a way that we know now exactly where we want the story and these characters to finish.

One of the concrete approaches they hinted at in which the planet is expanding is that there will be a new kid character — they said, only, that she’s “cool” and that they did a “wide, wide search” for the individual to play the function. Ross Duffer also notes that it’ll be structurally various and far more climactic than the very first season:

What we’re really capable to do the second season is ramp it up like a coaster that just keeps getting bigger and larger, and it builds to this big, climatic finale. That was tougher in the 1st season due to the fact Will was taken right away and everyone was on high alert.

Lastly, they mention that the titles named in the teaser trailer are very relevant:

Even if they are not the final chapter titles, everything in that teaser is significant. But they’re ambiguous sufficient that no one is going to be in a position to figure it out. Some of the fan theories on the web are amazing. Most are wrong, but I’ve read a couple of that are proper or quite close. Is it Reddit? Some of those folks have figured stuff out primarily based off of the chapter titles.

So…enjoy mining the bowels of Reddit for all that!