Fans of Julia Louis-Dreyfus want the Emmy-winning actress in good health, and Veep isn’t taking any chances. The HBO comedy will officially postpone filming on the seventh and final season until Louis-Dreyfus has had time to recover from chemotherapy for her breast cancer, thereby placing a premiere in 2019.
It wasn’t long after Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ sixth Emmy victory lap that we learned troubling news of the Veep star’s breast cancer. Treatment has been progressing in good spirits, though executive producers have now confirmed that the seventh and final HBO season will put off filming to accommodate Louis-Dreyfus’ good health.
The fight is just beginning for one of Hollywood’s most revered comediennes. Veep and Seinfeld favorite Julia Louis-Dreyfus took the courageous step of announcing her own breast cancer diagnosis over Twitter, pivoting the discussion to healthcare as HBO answers questions about Veep’s final season.
Sunday’s Emmys brought with it some predictable additions to Veep’s comedy streak, but things might look very different in 2018. Reports indicate a delay in Veep’s seventh and final season will keep it from competing next year, along with AMC’s Better Call Saul.
HBO’s Veep may have outlasted Selina Meyer’s Vice Presidency and Oval Office tenure, but the series itself must eventually resign. So it is, that star Julia Louis-Dreyfus now confirms next year’s seventh season will be the last for the Emmy-winning political satire.
It’s a brave new world for the 2017 Emmy awards with Game of Thrones and others sitting this year out. The big announcement is finally here, as presented by Veep star Anna Chlumsky and Criminal Minds veteran Shemar Moore, so let’s find out what we’re all angry about/celebrating this year at the Emmys!
We don’t often think of fictional Presidents in terms of alternate realities, even as they mix real-life political history with their own. Veep in particular has a somewhat hazy backdrop, though producers apparently tried to get David Letterman to cameo in an alternate-reality Tonight Show twist.