"Curb Your Enthusiasm," the cult American TV comedy featuring comedian Larry David as a fictionalized version of himself, is back for the 11th season, set in a world where the epidemic is history after filming was delayed due to COVID-19.
The Brooklyn-born, bespectacled comic was tight-lipped about the new season's plot at the show's Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday night.
"I can't say too much because I don't want to give too much away." After strolling the red carpet at Hollywood's Paramount Studios, David told Reuters, "I don't think people would enjoy it as much, so I'm going to keep it close to the vest and just say that I hope it's funny."
The Emmy-winning HBO comedy series centers on David's frequently irritated but well-intentioned character dealing with the indignities of everyday life.
According to executive producer Jeff Schaffer, the choice to situate the program in a post-pandemic world came from a positive place. He also worked with David on the "Seinfeld" sitcom.
"For the first time in our lives, we were hopeful that the pandemic would be in the rearview mirror," says one survivor. As a result, we treated it as a pandemic, but it is now over. So everyone is regularly living in California, as I hope they will be in the following months or like people have been living in Florida for the past three years," Schaffer said.
"Very chaotic," David said when asked about the post-pandemic world depicted in the upcoming season. "I cause a lot of problems for people."
"I'm getting closer and closer to TV Larry, the person you're speaking with." He quipped, "I'm not there yet, it's a goal, I hope I can get there."
On Sunday, the eleventh season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" will premiere.