Following the revelation that the president will not seek reelection, Vice President Selina Meyer, eying a promotion, begins courting Iowa caucus voters at a signing for her new book.
Created by Armando Iannucci, the show stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, who becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about.
Veep follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires in her public and private life while launching her campaign for president.
In the third season, Selina and her staff head off to meet America in Detroit and Silicon Valley, go on a drug bust with the Maryland Coast Guard, and fly to London to confer with heads of state.
Meanwhile, as Dan and Amy battle for the role of campaign manager, everyone helps Selina define who she is and where she stands on fracking, education, reproductive rights and her hairstyle.
With all of America now watching her and her team, even the most banal action can set off a ripple effect that has unexpected and far-reaching consequences.
The ensemble cast of the show also includes Tony Hale as Gary, Vice President Meyer's right-hand man; Anna Chlumsky as Amy, her chief of staff; Reid Scott as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Matt Walsh as Mike, Vice President Meyer's weathered spokesperson; Timothy C. Simons as Jonah, a White House liaison turned political blogger; Sufe Bradshaw as Sue, Vice President Meyer's executive assistant; and Kevin Dunn as Ben, the president's chief of staff.
Guest stars on the third season include Gary Cole (Entourage), Kathy Najimy (King of the Hill) and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley).
In the first episode of Season 3:
In Iowa, Selina courts possible caucus voters at a book signing for her new autobiography, while her team attends a staff wedding in D.C. As the day proceeds, she and her staff get word of a rumor that could affect the next election.
In the second episode, after a quick visit to their new campaign HQ, Selina and her team go on a ride-along with the Coast Guard, where they learn the president has flipped on a major issue, which makes Selina reexamine her own stance.
Meanwhile, Gary questions his role with the Veep, and Jonah's new political blog causes trouble.
In Episode 3, while Selina and her staff prepare for an Annapolis event where she will announce her candidacy, Dan gets word that Saturday Night Live has done a not-so-flattering sketch about her.
And in the fourth episode, whilst on a fundraising trip in Silicon Valley, Selina is challenged by an anti-fracking mom and visits the campus of Clovis, a tech company with an ambitious young CEO.
In D.C., Jonah makes a crude viral video of the Selina-mom encounter, and Dan, with Ben's help, gets an idea for a rumour he can spread against Chung (Randall Park).
Veep was created by Armando Iannucci; executive producers, Armando Iannucci, Christopher Godsick and Frank Rich; co-executive producers, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche; producers, Stephanie Laing and Julia Louis-Dreyfus; supervising producers, Chris Addison, Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Ian Martin and Will Smith.