A first look trailer for HBO's 'VEEP' with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Here's a first-look at the HBO satire, "VEEP," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and it's a winner.

The series from Armando Iannucci ("In The Loop") was filmed in Baltimore last year and debuts April 22 on the premium cable channel.

I'm working on a magazine story about the series. It includes a set visit and interviews with Iannucci, Louis-Dreyfus, executive producer Frank Rich and others.

This trailer makes me feel like my sense during the set visit -- that this was a smart, savvy and special TV series -- was right.

What do you think?

(A warning: This is premium cable, so there is some language that some might find offensive even beyond the bleeps.)