As one of television's most beloved creators, Larry David is the master of not only his domain, but also his entire future. After a six-year hiatus, David returned to HBO for a ninth season of the acclaimed cringe-fest Curb Your Enthusiasm, and instead of taking another extended break, David is already locked in for more, as HBO announced Curb has been officially renewed for Season 10. Looks like Larry managed to keep himself alive after that wacky finale.
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 10 is only just getting into the development process, so we're obviously not sure of any overarching plotlines that we'll be seeing. However, it appears all involved are pretty confident, as production is set to begin in the spring, which is just a few months away. Is it just me, or does a springtime writing session feel like too joyous of an approach for Curb Your Enthusiasm's doomed stories?
Season 9 only capped off its Fatwa plot on December 3, and while many fans expected to go through an extended wait time before hearing about Curb Your Enthusiasm's future, a joyous time was had by all when the Season 10 renewal came in. It's not necessarily surprising that Season 10 is happening in general, since both the real and fictional Larry David have eternal shelf lives, but we just weren't sure if David and executive producer Jeff Schaffer had the creative mojo going to develop another batch of episodes so soon after Season 9's run was completed. Thankfully, we didn't have to wait very long to learn that they apparently do have some story ideas cooked up for Larry's next misery-soaked adventure.
In HBO's announcement, Larry David offered up his thoughts on the matter, and they're as Larry as you'd expect.
As I've said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.
Since only certain plot elements carry over from one season of Curb Your Enthusiasm to the next, it's unclear how closely Season 10 will stick to the situations that Season 9 set up. Will Larry still be involved with Lin-Manuel Miranda's retooled Fatwa! The Musical production? Will Ted and Cheryl still be romantically involved? Will Jeff and Susie's marriage continue being threatened by random infidelity? Will Larry's mail keep being disrupted? Will Funkhouser ever forgive Larry over the death of his nephew? Will Leon keep talking about his dick? Okay, so that last one can probably be guaranteed.
All nine current seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm can be watched on HBO Go and HBO Now, as well as on Amazon Prime, for those who have HBO programming tied to their accounts. Season 10 likely won't debut until the latter half of 2018, so while we're waiting to hear more news, check out our 2018 Netflix premiere schedule and our 2018 midseason premiere schedule to see all the shows you'll be able to watch in the meantime.