(CNN)Production on the seventh and final season of HBO’s “Veep” has been postponed as star Julia Louis-Dreyfus continues treatment for breast cancer.
“The expectation is we will shoot again,” Rich said. “We have one more season we’re doing, which we’re incredibly excited about.”
Louis-Dreyfus announced her diagnosis in late September, just days after she made Emmy history for her sixth consecutive win in the best actress in a comedy category.
HBO said at the time that the show’s production schedule would be adjusted to accommodate Louis-Dreyfus’ heath needs.
While undergoing treatment, Louis-Dreyfus is still attending table read with the cast in Los Angeles, Rich said, a move he called impressive.
“It’s been quite something because she’s fighting a serious…illness and yet wants to keep working as much as circumstances allow, without being crazy about it,” he said.
On social media, Louis-Dreyfus has been keeping fans up to date on her health, posting periodic updates.
Last month, she posted a photo after completing her second round of chemotherapy, writing, “We are NOT f–king around here.”
She’s also shared videos of encouragement produced for her by “Veep” co-stars Tony Hale and Timothy Simons.
“She’s got a great support system,” Rich said. “She’s a very strong person and we can’t wait to welcome her back at full speed.”