The rumors are true. Curb Your Enthusiasm was apparently just on a very long break after all. HBO just announced the comedy series will return for a much-anticipated, long-delayed ninth season. Larry David is, of course, back in the lead role, however the network did not confirm who else is on board or how many episodes will be included in the show’s ninth season. The new season, which does not have a premiere date, will increase Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s lead as HBO’s longest running scripted or dramatic series.
Announcing the series’ return, HBO Programming President Casey Bloys said, “We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of Curb and can’t wait to see what he has planned.”
Included in HBO’s press release confirming Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s ninth season was a quote from Larry David in response to the question as to why he’s willing to revive the series: “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.’”
Since finishing up the first eight seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David’s been busy reprising his role as Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live as well as writing, producing and starring in Clear History.