MCCLANE, Iowa — Perry Mason, who won the Emmy for best TV drama series for her role as the widowed mother of two sons in the Emmy-nominated HBO series “Veep,” is leaving the show in the coming weeks to pursue other roles.
The network announced Monday that the actor, who will be 50 in April, has signed a three-year deal to return to “Veeps” for a seventh season, which will air in 2021.
Mason, who is the daughter of actress Elizabeth Mason and writer/producer/director Dan Fincher, will also appear in upcoming projects such as “The Night Before,” “Tears of a Clown” and “The Good Place.”
Mason’s deal with HBO comes after years of negotiations and as the network and its cable network have struggled to keep viewers coming back to the show.
The show, which has been renewed for a sixth season, is currently averaging more than 3.7 million viewers per episode.
Masonic has won two Emmys, one for her work on the drama series “The OA” and the other for her portrayal of the widow of a child actor.
Her other credits include “The X-Files,” “The Vampire Diaries” and movies “Romeo and Juliet,” “Camelot” and more.
She previously appeared on “Mad Men” and had a recurring role in the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episodes.