Curb Your Enthusiasm season 11 just has one COVID-related incident says, Jeff Garlin. Centered on the comedic exploits of a fictionalized version of Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, Curb came on HBO in 2000 and nearly instantly established itself as a TV classic.
Over the two decades since the show first introduced among TV’s great misanthropes in the semi-fictional David, Curb has been able to provide nine seasons, using the latest coming in 2020. Of course, each time another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm airs questions instantly starts swirling as to whether the show will ever return. Indeed there have been some long waits between seasons previously, the longest coming between season 8 in 2011 and season 9 in 2017.
Fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm who have been wondering yet again if they could visit Larry, Jeff, Suzy, Cheryl and the rest of the gang back on the atmosphere can now rest easy knowing that more Curb is coming, and perhaps when this fall. Hunting on The Ringer, actor and producer Garlin demonstrated that the series is currently filming and has just a few episodes left to finish. Garlin said he believes the new episodes will arrive in the fall though he didn’t seem entirely sure. As for the subject matter, Garlin fell a fascinating tidbit: the show won’t go COVID-heavy in its material. In fact, according to Garlin, there’s just one Curb Your Enthusiasm season 11 episode that tackles the pandemic in a big way. Garlin explained why he thinks it is a Fantastic choice to not concentrate on COVID as life is returning to normal:
Incidentally, I want to state that except for the first installment, we do not do any COVID stuff. The first episode touches on, there are a couple of things. But it’s a post-COVID world in Curb. Which, I talked of how much that I love South Park. South Park had, the very first COVID issue that they did – so well composed, so well done. I didn’t laugh once. Folks don’t wish to see COVID stories. We’ve got our very own COVID stories. Get them away from me.
Garlin made it plain that he is not involved in deciding on the show’s creative direction, as that’s completely around David. But he says had David delivered more COVID substance he would have disagreed with the choice. Thankfully, it seems David and Garlin were about precisely the same page when it came to limiting the total amount of COVID-related humour in season 11.
As Garlin mentioned in his remarks on The Ringer, South Park is 1 show that has gone into the COVID pandemic heavily in a pair of unique episodes. But, South Park tends to be a far more topical series, whilst Curb Your Enthusiasm usually only marginally touches on current events. Indeed, season 10 featured only 1 episode that tackled the era of Trump, making hilarious hay from Larry wearing a reddish MAGA hat as a way of getting people to leave him alone in liberal Los Angeles. On the 1 hand, Garlin is probably right about people not wanting to listen to COVID stories, particularly with the pandemic still playing out. On the flip side, if there are one series (besides South Park) which might be able to make hilarity out of the pandemic, it’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.