Larry David will return for the first time since 2011
Curb Your Enthusiam is set to make its return for a ninth season in 2017.
HBO programming boss Casey Bloys stated during an ongoing TCA press panel tour that Curb’s newest season should start filming in the autumn, reports Screen Crush, with an estimated airing at some point next year.
He said: “I think possibly [it will shoot] this fall and will air sometime in ’17. That could slide but he’s [Larry David] definitely gearing up for it. I would imagine, my hope is most of the cast [will return], but we don’t have any of those details worked out yet.”
US channel HBO confirmed a new series last month, bringing the show back to screens for the first time since 2011.
Bloys said in a press release: “We’re thrilled that Larry [David] has decided to do a new season of Curb and can’t wait to see what he has planned.”
The cult comedy launched on HBO in 2000. David, co-creator of Seinfeld, stars as a fictionalised version of himself in the semi-improvised show, which he also created and writes.
Previous reports had stated there was a “51 per cent” chance of the show returning.
Asked about the possibility of new episodes, David’s co-star Jeff Garlin replied recently: “I’d say [there’s] a decent chance. Not good, not bad, decent.”
Garlin, who plays David’s manager Jeff Greene in the show, went on to describe Curb Your Enthusiasm as “the only show that I know in the history of television that only moves forward because the creator is basing his decision entirely on creativity”. David, he said, is “so rich that he doesn’t have to do anything unless it’s good”.