Emmy-winning curmudgeon Larry David hasn’t yet decided whether to bring back his beloved HBO comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” for a ninth season.
David was at a Television Critics Association, or TCA, press event Thursday when reporters asked him about a new batch of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episodes, TV Guide reported. “That’s not such a good question,” David replied. “I have not [decided]. I don’t know. I really don’t know. I couldn’t say. Ask me in six months.” He added: “I’m just an indecisive fellow. You should see me at a restaurant! It’s a big decision to do a season of that show. I don’t take it lightly.”
According to TV Guide, David was at the TCA event to promote his forthcoming HBO film, “Clear History,” which premieres Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. EDT. The “Seinfeld” co-creator said he thought about producing a new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” but instead opted to write, produce and star in the feature film. “I was thinking about ‘Curb’ or thinking about doing a movie, and I thought, ‘You know, perhaps it’s time I try something else,’ so I decided to do the movie,” he said. “I was thinking of either doing one or the other. I just thought it was time to try something else.”
The film stars David alongside Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Bill Hader, Philip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride and Eva Mendes.
Meanwhile, “Curb” co-star Jeff Garlin told Reddit users during an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session that he remained hopeful for a ninth season. “I hope so,” he wrote. “It looks good. But I won’t even say very good, just good, but I hope so.”
Michael Lombardo, HBO president of programming, told Deadline a couple of years ago he also was “cautiously optimistic” about the possibility of a ninth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” “For the first time ever after this season, Larry didn’t say, ‘I never want to do this again,’” Lombardo said then.
It’s been nearly two years since the last “Curb” episode premiered on Sept. 11, 2011.