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Stalin comedy up next for Veep creator Armando Iannucci

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With the fourth season of Veep set to premiere next month, the HBO show’s creator Armando Iannucci has his eyes on his next project, which will also be a political one.

“It’s a sort of comedy about the death of Stalin,” Iannucci told an audience at London’s British Film Institute, where he was on hand to introduce Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories, per The Hollywood Reporter.

While he released very little detail on the subject, the British writer and satirist added that the project—which is still in the planning stages—would be a film rather than a television show.

Iannucci’s political comedy roots run even deeper than Veep. He directed and co-wrote the 2009 political comedy In the Loop and created Veep’s U.K. predecessor The Thick of It.

Iannucci’s agent offered no comment on the project.