Showrunner Simon Blackwell trades the politics of ‘Veep’ for the trials of parenthood, and finds the funny in 21st century parental guilt.
He doesn’t want to do it. The kids are making a ton of noise upstairs, he’s downstairs trying to work, and now Martin Freeman is talking himself down so he doesn’t storm up there and unleash a f-bomb barrage of barbaric proportions on his two young kids. “You’re better than this,” he says as he marches up the stairs. “You don’t have to do it. Don’t do it, don’t do it.” He gets to the top of the stairs, opens the bedroom door, and . . . he really, really does it.