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The upcoming seventh season of Veep will be its last.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Wednesday evening star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has confirmed the news. The reliably hilarious Emmy juggernaut is expected to premiere its final installment in 2018, likely in the spring.

"It became clear that this season should be the last season," said Louis-Dreyfus about the HBO comedy. "We don't want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series."

She added: "Let's face it, this has been a role of a lifetime ... I struggled with it. And then it just hit me. It's hard to say goodbye to such a good thing. We struggled with this at Seinfeld as well."

While Casey Bloys has said he supports the decision, this news means HBO will be losing two of its anchor series, Game of Thrones and Veep, in the same year.

Louis-Dreyfus has five consecutive wins for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role in Veep. She is also nominated for a sixth time at this year's Emmys, which are later this month. 

Veep has yet to begin production on the final 10 episodes. 

 

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