After production was delayed due to COVID-19, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the cult U.S. TV show starring comedian Larry David as a fictionalized version of himself, is back for an 11th season, set in a world where the pandemic is history.
At the show’s Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday night, the Brooklyn-born, bespectacled comedian was tight-lipped about the plot of the new season.
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“I can’t really give too much away. I don’t think people would enjoy it as much so I’m going to play it close to the vest and just say that I hope it’s funny,” David told Reuters after walking the red carpet at Hollywood’s Paramount Studios.
The Emmy-winning HBO comedy series revolves around the indignities of day-to-day life experienced by David’s oft-annoyed but well-meaning character. Executive producer Jeff Schaffer, who also worked with David on the “Seinfeld” sitcom, said the decision to set the show in a post-pandemic world came from a hopeful place.
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“We were sort of optimistic for once in our lives and hoped that the pandemic would basically be in the rearview mirror. So we treated it as if there has been a pandemic, but it’s behind us. So everyone’s living normally in California, like I hope they are in the next few months or like people have been living in Florida for the last three years,” joked Schaffer.
When asked what the post-pandemic world is like as portrayed in the new season, David responded: “Very chaotic, and I cause a lot of problems for people.
“I’m getting closer and closer to TV Larry, this particular person you’re talking to. I’m not there yet, it’s a goal, I hope I can get there,” he joked.
The eleventh season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to screens on Sunday.