10:00am PT by Chris Gardner
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' EP on Larry David's Season 9 Return: "Business as Usual"
Details about the long-awaited, just-announced ninth season of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm are starting to trickle in — and it's sounding pret-ty, pret-ty good. Executive producers David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer tell THR that all the original castmembers will be back — "It should be business as usual," says Schaffer — for what likely will be a 10-episode run on HBO.
Mandel notes that it was David, 68, who approached the producers about finally getting around to season nine — the eighth aired in 2011 — but laughs off suggestions that it was David's recent success impersonating Bernie Sanders on SNL that convinced the Seinfeld co-creator it was time to return to TV. According to Mandel, David simply needed time to gather fresh material: "The fact that he'd been doing SNL and the Broadway show [Fish in the Dark] — that just creates new situations where he gets ideas."
This story first appeared in the July 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.