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'Veep' cast bids farewell: 'This has been the ride of a lifetime'

By Wade Sheridan
'Veep' cast bids farewell: 'This has been the ride of a lifetime'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus commented on her years starring on "Veep" after the final episode aired Sunday alongside other series stars such as Tony Hale. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

May 13 (UPI) -- The stars of HBO's Veep including Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale, bid farewell to the series on social media following the airing of its final episode.

Veep, a political comedy, follows the career of Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus) who serves as both the Vice President and later President of the United States.

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The seventh and final season which concluded on Sunday, featured Meyer running for president once again.

"Nothing but gratitude and love for these fine @veephbo folks - pictured here and also not. This has been the ride of a lifetime. Thank you @hbo for the support and support and support," Louis-Dreyfus said on Instagram alongside photos of herself and the cast.

"For 8 years, I've had the gift of working with these wonderful folks. Not only am I so grateful for this job but even more grateful to have worked with people who are kind and giving. Cuz that's the stuff that matters. Thank u all who watched and allowed us to keep doing it!" Hale, who portrays Gary Walsh, said on Twitter alongside a cast photo.

"Thank you, @VeepHBO - and all of the several hundreds of people who made it a show - for changing my life. #veepfinale," Anna Chlumsky, who portrays Amy Brookheimer, said on Twitter.

"7 seasons over 8 years. This has been the job of my dreams. Thank you all who have watched our despicable band of bozos from the very beginning. With much love, that's a wrap..@VeppHBO #Veep," Reid Scott, who portrays Dan Egan said on Twitter.

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"Thank you to @Aiannucci for your creation. Thank you to @OfficialJLD for being a peerless leader of our show, and thank you to @DavidHMandel for shepherding us through to the end. It has been a joy, top to bottom, and has changed my life," Timothy Simons, who portrays Jonah Ryan said on Twitter, thanking series creator Armando Iannucci, Louis-Dreyfus and executive producer David Mandel.

"Tonight was the last Veep. I just want to say that it's been a tremendous joy to get to be a part of something as wonderful as this. It's changed my life and I will miss everyone and every single thing about it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. #Veep," Sam Richardson who portrays Richard Splett said on Twitter.

"Veep ends tonight. For the past 3 seasons, I have had the privilege of working with its phenomenal cast, writers and crew. I have loved every second. Thank you @OfficialJLD & @DavidHMandel for giving me the honor of being a part of this world. I will miss it always," Clea DuVall, who portrays Marjorie Palmiotti, said on Twitter, thanking Louis-Dreyfus and Mandel.

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