Anyone remember the 2009 political-satire "In The Loop"? The film was a festival hit and featured a side-splitting performance from Peter Capaldi as political hot-shot Malcolm Tucker. That film was, in fact, a spin off original BBC show "The Thick Of It" -- both of which are the brainchild of Armando Ianucci. Attempts had been to remake the show for HBO and while there was a pilot shot, it was one Ianucci wasn't a fan of and was never picked up.
But the good news is that Ianucci has now developed a whole new show for the cable-channel titled "Veep," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as the Vice President of the U.S. The first trailer has now been unveiled and exhibits a behind-the-scenes, political satire very much in the vein of its predecessors, and it promises to deliver some seroius laughs.