For a while now HBOWatch has been hankering for a Season Nine of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM with Larry David. The last time we saw him in a weekly stint was back in Season Eight: post-divorce in Paris, France. Ever since then we have been wondering whether or not he would return to the series; even HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo and cast member Jeff Garlin keep their hopes up.
Well as it turns out– we shouldn’t hold our breath because Larry David has been very busy. He is even quoted as saying – “Ask me in six months” – and that was this time last year. I suppose we could understand that he couldn’t do it then because he made HBO Films: Clear History with John Hamm. But now what is his excuse?
Larry David is headed to Broadway next. Rolling Stone reports that the comedian has been spending time penning his first play. It is titled “Fish In the Dark” and is said to debut on the famed theatre district on 03.05.15. The specifics on what the play is about, its cast and exactly where it will be staged is vague. However, we know it is a comedy about a family member’s death inspired by the passing of a friend’s father. We also have learned that Larry David not only wrote the play but will take on one of the fifteen roles in the work. Mr David is quoted as saying.
“I thought it would be pretty cool to write a play someday,” he said. “I didn’t think it’d be pretty cool to be in it. It’s not like I would go to the theater and look up on stage and say, ‘I could be in that.’ I didn’t think of myself playing the character, but of course I write characters very close to me.”
So there you go. He clearly does not have time for the HBO series at this time. He does mention the show in the Rolling Stone piece but this does put hopes for a Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 on the back burner for now. If you love Larry that much catch him on Broadway next spring!
Maybe HBO will air the play on its air at some point… you heard it here first.