01/19/2012 06:00 pm ET

'Veep': Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is The Vice President (PHOTOS)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the vice president ... on TV. The "Seinfeld" and "New Adventures of Old Christine" veteran is returning to series TV in "Veep," a new comedy about the vice president of the United States.

In "Veep," Louis-Dreyfus plays former Senator Selina Meyer, the new vice president of the United States. Her character quickly learns the job isn't exactly what she thought it would be.

The show also stars Sufe Bradshaw ("Overnight"), Anna Chlumsky ("My Girl"), Tony Hale ("Arrested Development"), Reid Scott ("My Boys"), Tim Simons ("Days Together") and Matt Walsh ("Outsourced").

"In The Loop" co-writer Armando Iannucci created "Veep."

"It is a true delight to work with HBO and Armando Iannucci," Louis-Dreyfus said in a statement. "I take the role of vice president very seriously, and although everyone says this is a comedy, I don't think there is anything funny at all about me being a heartbeat away from the presidency."

"Veep" premieres Sun., April 22 at 10 p.m. on HBO.