Final Season of VEEP to Film Around Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Cancer Treatments
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the final season of HBO's VEEP will be filmed to accomodate star Julia Louis-Dreyfus forthcoming treatments for breast cancer. The Emmy winner announced her diagnosis earlier this year. Since then she has been sharing health updates with her fans via social media and videos.
In September, Louis-Dreyfus and showrunner David Mandel announced that the upcoming seventh season would be the show's last. The actress picked up the Emmy for Best Actress in a comedy series on September 17th.
Frank Rich, executive producer of the comedy recently shared, "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." He continued, "It's been quite something because she's fighting a serious, what is for anybody, a real illness. And yet, wants to keep working as much as circumstances allow without being crazy about it."
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