Patrick Swayze‘s co-star in his new A&E drama pilot, The Beast, is speaking out about his experience working with the actor admid his battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Travis Fimmel tells Extra, "I had a great time working with Patrick on the pilot for The Beast. I’m thrilled that he is doing so well, although I can’t say I’m surprised as Patrick is a real fighter! I can’t wait to get back on the set to get on the series with him."

Swayze, who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer earlier this year, has been given the ‘ok’ to begin working again. The A&E network told Extra that the actor "has responded well to treatment and his doctors have given him the go-ahead to resume working."

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