Curb Your Enthusiasm creator and writer Larry David is still waffling on the question of whether or not the eighth season of the HBO comedy hit that ended in 2011 will be the last one.
Does he really not know what the future holds? Or is he just being a deliberate tease?
According to Metro UK, David took questions about Curb Your Enthusiasm at a Television Critics Association (TCA) press meeting on Thursday. The 66-year-old Seinfeld co-creator admitted that he’d already passed on the chance to do a ninth season last year.
HBO apparently dangled both the Curb ninth season and the chance to star in their movie Clear History. He ultimately picked the movie, saying he wanted to try something different.
That upcoming revenge comedy will be released on August 10.
Poor, poor Larry David. Life is so full of difficult choices, and it’s so hard to choose from the overwhelming buffet of opportunities.
According to TV Guide’s Kate Stanhope, David may be sick of the questions about Curb Your Enthusiasm.
“That’s not such a good question,” he told the TCA. “I don’t know. I really don’t know. I couldn’t say. Ask me in six months.”
Curb Your Enthusiasm star Jeff Garlin has already suggested that the ninth season will come in 2014. But Larry David is apparently still keeping his options open.
Pressed yet again on the subject and asked why he was taking so long to make up his mind, David admitted he didn’t know why he couldn’t come up with a simple yes or no:
“I’m just an indecisive fellow. You should see me at a restaurants. It’s a big decision to decide to do a season of that show. I don’t take it lightly.”
While pondering that non-answer, here’s another thought from David’s character on Curb Your Enthusiasm:
“I’d rather have the thieves than the neighbors. The thieves don’t impose. Thieves just want your things, neighbors want your time.”
But it’s more than just Larry David’s neighbors who want more of the Curb Your Enthusiasm creator’s time. The fans are waiting.
[Larry David photo via Curb Your Enthusiasm Facebook page]