Back in June, after months of speculation, HBO confirmed that Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 is happening, with series creator and star Larry David returning. The network didn't confirm any additional details about the show, or what returning cast members would be back, but it was revealed through a new video today that production has gotten under way. Unfortunately, the video doesn't shed any light on the story, or even give us a glimpse at Larry David himself, but it does confirm that one other cast member will be back.
HBO posted this new video on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, featuring J.B. Smoove, who is clearly excited to start production. The video shows J.B. Smoove approach Larry David's trailer, trying to get the writer/producer/star to come out, with the actor even claiming that he'll do the season all by himself, if Larry David doesn't get excited. In true Larry David fashion, he never comes out of the trailer, prompting J.B. Smoove to try and film the whole season by himself.
Curb Your Enthusiasm stars Seinfeld co-creator Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. With 80 episodes to date, the show is HBO's longest-running scripted comedy or drama series. Larry David was last seen on NBC's Saturday Night Live earlier this year, playing former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on the popular sketch series Saturday Night Live.
Last year, reports surfaced that Larry David was both planning a new season, plus a Curb Your Enthusiasm movie. The news came from a sports radio DJ named Chris Law, who revealed on Twitter that that Curb Your Enthusiasm writer Jeff Schaffer recently met with Larry David, where both a new season and a movie were discussed. As of now, the Curb Your Enthusiasm movie has yet to be confirmed.
Aside from J.B. Smoove, it was recently confirmed that Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen will be joining the show, along with Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines and Susie Essman. That report from TV Line revealed that, since all of the actors currently star on other shows, with Jeff Garlin on The Goldbergs, Cheryl Hines on Son of Zorn, Mary Steenburgen on Last Man on Earth and Ted Danson on The Good Place, their schedules will be coordinated so that this season doesn't interfere with their other shows. Take a look at the first video from the set of Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9.