03/27/2012 09:45 am ET

'Veep': Julia Louis-Dreyfus As Selina Meyer (VIDEO)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the new vice president of the United States ... at least, on HBO's "Veep" she is. The "Seinfeld" and "New Adventures of Old Christine" veteran is returning to TV in the comedy about life as the second in command. In this new HBO video, meet Selina Meyer, a former senator who quickly finds out being "Veep" isn't everything she had hoped and dreamed it would be.

"Veep" hails from "In The Loop" co-writer Armando Iannucci and 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").

"It is a true delight to work with HBO and Armando Iannucci," Louis-Dreyfus said in a statement when HBO picked up the series. "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."

Judging from the slivers of character moments in this newly released video, it's safe to say there is something funny about the situation.

"That door should be half its height so that people can only approach me in my office on their knees," Meyer says.

Get to know Louis-Dreyfus' new character in the video below. Click here to watch an earlier trailer.