Selina Meyer has returned to her post. On Thursday, Julia Louis-Dreyfus shared a photo of herself with the rest of the cast of HBO’s “Veep” as they settled in for a table read for the seventh and final season of the critically-acclaimed comedy.
“Guys, we just learned how to take a picture of ourselves on my phone!” Louis-Dreyfus wrote. “How cool is that? @VeepHBO Table read ep 2 &3 Season 7, baby!”
The seventh season tease (see below) comes after Louis-Dreyfus announced last September that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and has spent the past several months giving updates on her health status and sharing videos of support recorded for her by the cast and crew of the premium cable series.
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) August 9, 2018
Back in February, Louis-Dreyfus said she was “ready to rock after surgery,” in a tweet accompanied by a post-treatment glamour shot and a, “Hey cancer, ‘F— you!'”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in January, Louis-Dreyfus’ co-star Matt Walsh said they had begun work on the last season, with filming scheduled to begin in August.
“We’ll start filming in August and it will air in 2019,” he said. “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 perspectives have remained excellent throughout. She’s very well loved; she’s a tremendous person.”
With the cast already back in session, it looks like everything is going according to plan.
The final season of “Veep” is set to premiere in Spring 2019.