The final scene of the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm depicted Larry David running from a man who hadn’t yet heard the news that the fatwa on Larry’s head had been lifted. Now, we can safely assume that Larry survived that assassination attempt, because on Thursday, HBO announced that Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back for a 10th season, with production beginning in the spring. “As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so,” David said in a pitch-perfect statement that pretty much defines his show.
The news is a gift for Curb fans who had to wait six long years in between Season 8 and this most recent season—contrastingly, this announcement of more Curb comes less than two weeks after Season 9 ended. And though the ninth season didn’t have any standout episodes like “Palestinian Chicken” or “The Freak Book,” and also suffered at times from rust and extended episode runtimes, it had enough moments that inspire hope for the future. Curb is truly the only show that could feature Salman Rushdie preaching about the wonders of fatwa sex.
David has also said in the past that making new Curb episodes comes down to “whether or not I’m in the mood.” That David signed up so quickly for another season is proof enough that he has more ideas in the chamber.
Other information about the new season is sparse, but really, what else do you need to know? Larry David will be back, with a whole new set of tiny, meaningless things that annoy him; that’s what’s most important.
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