Veep creator Armando Iannucci's post-Stalin satire will also feature Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, former Bond Timothy Dalton and ex-Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, and Andrea Riseborough, among others.

The Death of Stalin will centre on a Russia in chaos following the Soviet leader's demise in 1953.

Buscemi will play Stalin's eventual successor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new show is based on the 2011 graphic novel The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin.