The Larry David comedy returns for its first season in six years this October.
After years of “cautious” optimism from the powers that be at HBO, Curb Your Enthusiasm is officially set to return for it’s long-awaited ninth season this October.
The revival of Larry David’s acclaimed comedy comes six years after the season eight finale aired. Suffice it to say, there’s a lot of speculation about the details surrounding the return of TV’s favorite “social assassin.”
To help keep track of all the season nine details as they emerge, The Hollywood Reporter has compiled all the details — so far — and will continue to update this post as more emerge. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.
The Creative Team
David will return as showrunner, along with series star and longtime exec producer Jeff Garlin as well as veteran Curb exec producer-writer-director Jeff Schaffer. Not returning are fellow exec producers-writers-directors David Mandel and Alec Berg, likely because of their commitments to HBO comedies Veep and Silicon Valley, respectively, on which they serve as showrunners.
Like every other season of the Emmy-winning series, season nine will consist of 10 episodes. The new season kicks off Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10 p.m., airing after HBO’s new David Simon drama The Deuce.
Returning series regulars include Garlin, as well as his TV wife Susie Essman and JB Smoove, who memorably joined the cast later in the show’s original run as Larry’s roommate and friend Leon. Former series regular Cheryl Hines, who played David’s TV wife until their on-screen divorce at the beginning of season eight, is also set to return. Other returning faces include real-life Hollywood power couple Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, as well as longtime fan-favorite Richard Lewis, who will once again play fictional versions of themselves. Confirmed new additions include Lauren Graham, although details about whom she will play are not yet known.
Like past seasons of the series, details about upcoming plot points and storylines are being under tight wraps. However, one thing cast members have been able to tease about the upcoming season is that things will take an unexpected turn (to say the least.) “It’s coming back with all the things about it that people love,” Garlin said in May. “But it’s not following any big formula. The storyline is rather insane. Like people are gonna go, ‘I can’t believe they’re doing this!’ That’s what they’re gonna say. And I don’t often think that with our show.”
Steenburgen echoed those sentiments. “It will definitely cause people to ask me questions. We’re going to stir up a little bit of a hornet’s nest with it, I’m afraid, but it’s how he saw it and what he wanted to do,” she said in March. “There are aspects of it that are a little challenging for me. And I think for Ted, too. But it will be interesting. It will be really interesting.”