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HBO signs on for ‘VEEP’ pilot shot in Baltimore

WASHINGTON — HBO has picked up a political satire series called “VEEP,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The show features the “Seinfeld” star as a former senator who becomes vice president. The pilot was filmed in Baltimore as a stand-in for Washington.

HBO spokeswoman Mara Mikialian confirms the channel has picked up the series. She says they have not yet announced whether it will be filmed in Maryland.

Jack Gerbes, director of the state film office, says they hope Maryland is still in the running. The office has estimated the pilot generated $6 million in economic impact for the state economy. The show could be a boon for the TV business in Baltimore after the end of “The Wire” in 2008.

HBO was expected to announce details of the new series later Monday.