Shocker: Veep Creator Quits

Veep Season 5

There’s political upheaval at Veep, only this time it’s behind the scenes.

TVLine has confirmed that series creator Armando Iannucci is leaving HBO’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus-fronted D.C. satire at the end of Season 4, which bows this Sunday at 10:30/9:30c.

“We have had conversations with Armando for some time about the challenges of maintaining his family life in London and producing a show in the states,” an HBO rep said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Armando is not replaceable but we are confident that Veep will continue to be produced at the highest levels.”

Curb Your Enthusiasm vet David Mandel (with whom Louis-Dreyfus worked with on Seinfeld) will replace Iannucci at the helm of the show’s not-yet-officially-ordered fifth season.