‘Veep’s’ Anna Chlumsky on EP Armando Iannucci Exit: ‘This Is What Happens in D.C.’

TheWrap confirms the show creator’s departure during interview with the actress

“Veep” creator and executive producer Armando Iannucci is departing the show after four seasons, and star Anna Chlumsky told TheWrap she’s disappointed but supportive.

“It’s hard to put into words,” Chlumsky said in an interview with TheWrap just minutes after news of Iannucci’s exit became official. “He’s the guy who brought me on. I love him very much. I love the writers — they’re like family.”

Chlumsky said she had not yet met the new showrunner, David Mandel, who previously produced fellow HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

“I’m a big supporter of people’s creativity,” Chlumsky said. “If [Iannucci] believes we can benefit from fresh eyes, I trust him.”

The actress, who portrays president Selina Meyer’s (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) aide Amy Brookheimer, had effusive praise for her costar and a positive outlook for what in all likelihood will be a fifth season of the series.

“Julia is terribly smart and knows what she’s doing,” Chlumsky said. “It’ll be a brand new experience. This is what happens in DC; they shuffle people every three or four years.”

Chlumsky is currently in rehearsals for “Living on Love,” Renee Fleming’s new screwball comedy on Broadway.

“Veep” returns Sunday at 10:30pm on HBO.