Broadcaster HBO has released a behind-the-scenes preview of Armando Iannucci's forthcoming comedy Veep, which is set in the office of a fictional US vice-president.
The series, which stars former Seinfeld actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, has been described by its writer as "a cousin of The Thick of It", the Bafta award-winning British comedy created by Iannucci that satirised the inner workings of modern government.
As can be seen by the clapperboard shot at the beginning of the video, Veep is to include Chris Morris among its directors, the comedian and writer whose previous credits include The Day Today and Brass Eye. In 2010, Morris directed his first feature-length film, Four Lions, which followed a group of homegrown Islamist terrorist jihadis from Sheffield.
Veep begins on 22 April in the US and is expected to be broadcast on Sky Atlantic in June.