Julia Louis-Dreyfus expected to return to work on 'Veep' in August

By Wade Sheridan  |  Jan. 22, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus is expected to return to work on Veep in August with the seventh and final season of the comedy airing in 2019.

"Veep is on hiatus, we'll start filming in August and it will air in 2019," star Matt Walsh said to Entertainment Weekly.

"We've known for about a month. We've seen [Julia], she's done some table reads, she's doing well, she's finished her last chemo, she's in recuperation. Her prospectives have remained excellent throughout. She's very well loved; she's a tremendous person," he continued about his co-star.

Louis-Dreyfus was diagnosed with breast cancer in September, just after she won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Veep.

The 56-year-old shared on social media recently a video of her sons Henry and Charlie performing Michael Jackson's "Beat It" in celebration of her last day of chemotherapy.

Louis-Dreyfus was honored at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday where she was named Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Veep also won Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

"I wish I could have been @SAGawards tonight but have to admit it's pretty fun to watch in my pj's. So honored to win," the actress said on Twitter about missing the event. "So proud to be a union member. So happy for my @VeepHBO bozos for winning ensemble award. Miss being at the table with you all. How was the chicken?"

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