Julia Louis-Dreyfus Marks Return to 'Veep' Set for Final Season

The actress shared a touching moment as she returned to work on the HBO comedy after her cancer treatment.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 'Veep'

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has returned to the Veep set for the first day of shooting on the HBO comedy's final season.

In a video documenting a behind-the-scenes moment before the first shot of season seven, Louis-Dreyfus addressed her cast and crew before morphing into her once-again presidential hopeful Selina Meyer. "I really appreciate everyone coming back — working it out to come back. I'm very grateful, thank you very much," she said, before throwing her hands up in the air for a "Season seven!" chant.

Louis-Dreyfus shared the video on Twitter with the note: "So deeply grateful to be back together with all these superb people." (See the post below.)

The seventh and final season of the Emmy-winning political satire officially went into production on Wednesday. The show worked the schedule around its star as she underwent treatment for breast cancer. The sixth season, which aired its finale in June of 2017, traveled out of the White House to follow Selina as an ex-president. The finale, however, saw Selina deciding to run for president once again.

After postponing production, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys announced that Veep would return in the spring of 2019.

"It became clear that this season should be the last season," Louis-Dreyfus told The Hollywood Reporter when announcing that the show would be coming to an end. "We don't want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series."

Since announcing her diagnosis in September 2017, Louis-Dreyfus has been keeping fans updated on her health, taking to social media to share progress reports from her chemotherapy and surgery in the form of viral videos from her close-knit cast of Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson. 

Along with Louis-Dreyfus, showrunner David Mandel and the official Veep handle have been dropping behind-the-scenes stories as the new season kicks off on social media. Follow along below.

 

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