Larry David is returning to HBO.
The premium cable network announced on Tuesday that they have ordered a ninth season of Larry David’s award winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm.
This ninth season pick-up, which does not come with a set episode order, comes nearly five years after the eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm wrapped its run in May 2011
Today’s announcement has been a long-time coming. HBO has made it clear several times over the past five years, under both former President of Programming Michael Lombardo and his replacement Casey Bloys, that they were keen to do more Curb and it was just a case of if/when Larry David decided to come back. “We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of Curb and can’t wait to see what he has planned”, Bloys said in a statement.
With Larry David, who earned a reputation for only going to HBO about a new season when he had it entirely mapped out, having only just agreed to return there are very few details available about season nine. David is the only confirmed cast member and while Jeff Garlin has previously stated his desire to return as David’s manager Jeff Greene, his commitment to the ABC series The Goldbergs may make scheduling for the new season somewhat problematic.
Curb Your Enthusiasm stars Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. The series, which holds a record as HBO’s longest running comedy, also starred Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines. JB Smoove and Susie Essman across its first eight seasons.