Larry David Resigns from Hating People in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 11 Trailer
Larry David wants to make it clear: I hate individuals, but I love mankind.
That classic Larry zinger is revealed in the trailer for the upcoming 11th season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which will debut with 10 new episodes starting Oct. 24 on HBO and HBO Max.
Larry Davids fictional version of himself, Curb, was last seen on March 2020 with a prophetic season 10 finale that featured Larry spite store Latte Larry burning down, with excess Purell bottles serving as fuel to the blaze.
Larry appears to have once again turned his attention to less obvious and nitpickier things like refusing to make eye contact when offering cheers, feeling too good to sit in traffic and rejecting the notion of praying when the famous TV germophobe returns. The new footage (above) shows guest stars Vince Vaughn, Robert Kind, Seth Rogen, and Jon Hamm joining the main cast, with Hamman returning to explain to Larry why the film where he was supposed to play a Larry David-like character isnt going forward (following on the season 10 episode Two Larrys). They loved the performance, they hated the character. The word that kept appearing was'repugnant,'" Hamm says.
Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, J.B. Smoove, Ted Danson, and Richard Lewis all return, with Lewis, who will appear in one episode, making a brief appearance in the trailer. (The longtime Curb star had to take most of the season off while recovering from several surgeries.) Other guest stars in the season include Woody Harrelson, Bill Hader, Julie Bowen, Tracey Ullman, Kaley Cuoco, Lucy Liu, Patton Oswalt, Rob Morrow, Dylan O'Brien, and Albert Brooks.
When speaking with The Hollywood Reporter during production, showrunner Jeff Schaffer discussed the decision to set the new season in a post-COVID-19 world, which is why masks aren't featured in the trailer.
In December 2020, Schaffer said, "We started writing Curb before COVID, and then when COVD happened, we had to change some things." We had to decide what era we were writing before, during, or after COVID and the real factor was when we would be premiering. We figured we would be out in the fall of 2021 and we didnt want what we were writing in March of 2020 to be so timely that it would seem dated more than a year later.
The new season will begin in a post-COVID world, he added. COVID definitely happened, and we definitely talk about it, but we were expecting Biden to win and that things would improve by the fall of 2021. COVID is now in the rearview mirror, but it happened. Larry [the character] has a different view on everything. (Laughs.) COVID was introduced in the 1920s, and we do examine peoples attitudes during the COVID era.
David, with executive producers David Garlin, Schaffer, Laura Streicher, co-executive producer Laura Strareich, and consulting producers Jon Hayman, Steve Leff, David and David's Season 11 of the Emmy-winning, improvised comedy is produced by David.