Seinfeld creator Larry David is such a genius that he arranged an open deal with HBO that allows him to make seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm whenever he’s feeling “creatively motivated.” The cult series has been on hiatus since 2011, but finally now in 2015 it appears that David is once again feeling inspired. The one exception, however, is that the comedian seems to think that another season isn’t just enough to satisfy his artistic urges. Turns out he wants to do even better, as there are rumors swirling around that Larry David wants to make a Curb Your Enthusiasm movie.
Sports radio host Chris Law and apparent friend of Jeff Schaffer, the co-creator of The League, recently tweeted that Schaffer mentioned he had dinner with David over the weekend and “a Curb movie was discussed, as was another season.” Check out the memo below.
Jeff Schaffer says he had dinner this weekend w Larry David. A Curb Your Enthusiasm movie was discussed, as was an additional season #CYE
— Chris Law (@ChrisLaw) September 15, 2015
If that doesn’t convince you, note that Schaffer and David have a professional history together. According to Complex Magazine, Schaffer “worked as an executive story editor on Seinfeld for four years, collaborated on the stories for all of Curb season 8 as well as the HBO movie Clear History.” The report also reveals a segment of a recent interview with Schaffer and his wife Jackie that transpires as follows:
Jeff: There are a few things we got cooking that I wish we could tell you, but we can’t.
Jackie: Now we just sound like dicks.
Jeff: We just can’t yet. We want to, but we can’t.
Jackie: We don’t want to ruin the surprise.
Jeff: It’s for your own good.
The idea may seem misguided given that back in 2014 David said that “the odds are against it” when referring to the possibility of a ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. However, as recently as this past August, Curb star Jeff Garlin said that season 9 has a 51 percent chance of happening someday. Has David finally changed his mind?
As for a movie, David is primarily known for his work on television but does have a couple credits on feature films. They aren’t exactly what you’d be hoping for though – David wrote and directed Sour Grapes, which was universally panned by critics. His most recent work as the writer of Clear History received mixed reviews.
At the end of the day though, Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 sounds great. A Curb Your Enthusiasm movie sounds… well, still great because it’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Larry David!