Julia Louis-Dreyfus To Finish ‘Veep’ Despite Cancer Battle
‘Veep’ executive producer has confirmed the actress will return for the final season.
By bonneville on November 16, 2017
In September, Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed on Twitter that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Just when you thought… pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017
Despite her battle with cancer, Page Six reports that Veep executive producer, Frank Rich, confirmed Louis-Dreyfus will reprise her role as former Commander in Chief, Selina Meyer, for the seventh season of the show:
“Julia is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and we’re obviously postponing production of the show — we were supposed to have started now — while she’s in treatment. But the expectation is that we will shoot again.
“We have one more season we’re doing, which we’re incredibly excited about. Rather impressively, while we wait for her to gather her full strength, around her treatment we’ve been having with the cast in Los Angeles, table reads of scripts for the final season as they’re ready.”
The final season of the show is slated to end in 2018.