H.B.O PREMIERES ALL NEW SERIES “Girls” AND “Veep” – Both original comedies debut April 29th in the Caribbean
HBO Latin America announced the April 29th series premieres of two new original comedies, Girls and Veep, in the Caribbean. While Girls features the work of up-and-coming filmmaker and actor, Lena Dunham, Veep stars Emmy®-award-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Created and led onscreen by Lena Dunham, Girls takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of women in their early 20s living in New York City. The series focuses on the girls’ adventures in post-collegiate floundering.
In addition to Lena Dunham as the anxious, rumpled Hannah, the cast of Girls includes Jemima Kirke as the beautiful Jessa, allergic to all things bourgeois; Allison Williams as Marnie, Hannah’s uptight roommate with strict rules about their best-friendship; Zosia Mamet (Mad Men) as Shoshanna, an NYU student and Jessa’s self-help obsessed roommate and cousin; and Adam Driver (HBO’s You Don’t know Jack) As Hannah’s love interest, Adam. Recurring roles include Chris Abbott as Marnie’s too-nice boyfriend, Charlie, and Alex Karpovsky as the sassy Ray.
Over the course of Season 1’s ten episodes, the four girls try to figure out what they want – from life, from boys, from themselves and each other. The answers aren’t always clear or easy, but the search is profoundly relatable and infinitely amusing. Executive producers for Girls include Emmy®-award-winning writer Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham; co-executive producers include Bruce Eric Kaplan and Ilene S. Landress.
Created by Oscar®-nominee Armando Iannucci, Veep follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule with a demanding private life, and defends the president’s interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive.
The show’s ensemble cast includes Tony Hale as Gary, her right-hand man; Anna Chlumsky as Amy, Vice President Meyer’s chief of staff; Matt Walsh (HBO’s Hung) as Mike, Meyer’s weathered spokesperson; Reid Scott as Dan, an ambitions political aide; Timothy C. Simons as Jonah, a young and somewhat clueless White House liaison; and Sufe Bradshaw as Sue, Meyer’s executive assistant.
Executive producers for Veep include Armando Iannucci (also the series creator), Frank Rich and Christopher Godsick; co-executiveproducers include Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche. Among other producers areJulia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephanie Laing, along with consulting producers Sean Gray, William Smith, Roger Drew and Ian Martin.