A Curb Your Enthusiasm season 10 is now official at HBO; not only that, but the Larry David led series may be back far earlier than anyone projected.
Today, the network formally renewed the comedy series just 24 hours after it received multiple nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. We wouldn’t exactly say that this is a surprise, given that Curb Your Enthusiasm is a big hit for the network. However, we are shocked to learn that production for the new episodes is starting in the spring — with that, it’s possible that new episodes could be ready to air in either late 2018 or early 2019. When you consider the wait of more than half a decade between seasons 8 and 9, CarterMatt anticipated that season 10 would probably be at least a couple of years down the road. That is clearly not going to be the case.
Let’s bring you now to the point in the story where network executives and stars get to toot their horn for a minute or two. Here’s what HBO head Casey Bloys had to say about getting more of the series:
“We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility.”
Meanwhile, Larry David himself added the following:
“As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.”
We find David’s statement especially funny given that there were some viewers who found the latest season especially annoying — though personally, our assessment after watching the finale is that Curb Your Enthusiasm is that it is largely the same show that it once was. The main difference is that it’s on the air now at a different era, one where the antics of watching Larry David be obnoxious to people are interpreted a little bit differently than they once were.
There were some brilliant stretches still in season 9, with the top of the list being an arc by Lin-Manuel Miranda that led to many great Hamilton meta-jokes, including one in which Larry was accused of being Aaron Burr. The more the show weighs in with these sort of comedic runs, the better off they will be.
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