John and Craig welcome Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Mandel, two of the executive producers of HBO’s award-winning comedy series Veep. They discuss the writing process from blue-sky brainstorming to the final edit, how the show has evolved over the seasons, and striking the right tone during an unpredictable political climate.
We also take a look at why unlikeable characters are important for conflict and what we can take away from the ending of Seinfeld.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- David Mandel
- John August on Twitter
- The Shadows Casting Call John is looking for a 15-year-old blind actress for the lead role — please help by sharing this link with anyone who might be a good fit!
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Twitter
- David Mandel on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Instagram
- Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 9-12-19: The transcript of this episode can be found here.