Trivia / Veep

  • Defictionalization: There's an actual official Jonah Ryan campaign website. Veep also bought real ad space in New Hampshire newspapers to put out fake campaign campaign ads for Jonah.
  • Development Hell: In 2007 ABC rejected a proposed American version of The Thick of It that would have centered around a newly elected congressman. Various networks expressed intererest in adapting The Thick of It after ABC passed, with HBO eventually picking the show up and changing the lead character from congressman to Vice President.
  • Fake American: Hugh Laurie appears in season 4, playing Tom James, an American politician.
  • Fake Nationality: The Finnish Prime Minister and her husband are played by the British Sally Phillips and the Canadian Dave Foley.
  • Playing Against Type: Patton Oswalt as a sleazy lech and serial sexual abuser.
  • Troubled Production: The final season went into production shortly after Julia Louis-Dreyfus was diagnosed with breast cancer, and had to work around her chemotherapy treatments.
  • Word of Saint Paul: It's been agreed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kevin Spacey that if Selina Meyer and Frank Underwood ran against each other for presidency, Selina would totally "kill" him in the debates only to be killed in a "horrible accident" at some point.
  • You Look Familiar: Anna Chlumksy, who plays Amy, previously played Liza Weld, a similar character in In the Loop, Iannucci's previous work.
  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been stated to be fans of the show.