Her co-star Matt Walsh told Entertainment Weekly that Louis-Dreyfus has been attending table reads after she completed chemotherapy earlier this month, and revealed that the show's hiatus should come to an end this summer.
"Veep is on hiatus, we'll start filming in August and it will air in 2019," Walsh 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 prospectives have remained excellent throughout."
He added, "She's very well loved. She's a tremendous person."
When production does resume, the HBO show will begin work on its seventh season.
Just last night (January 21), Louis-Dreyfus was awarded the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Selina Meyer on Veep, making her the most decorated actor in the awards show's history. She didn't attend the ceremony, but shared a thank-you message via Twitter.
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. 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?— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) January 22, 2018
The cast of Veep also took home the Actor trophy for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.