After a six-year hiatus, Curb Your Enthusiasm is returning for its ninth season and it will boast an all-star cast of guests, including Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Kimmel, Carrie Brownstein, Elizabeth Banks and Nick Offerman, The Hollywood Reporter notes.
Earlier this month U.S. network HBO announced the comedy show's revival, which is based on a fictionalised version of lead star and creator Larry David. The network previously announced the return of series regulars Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and J.B. Smoove.
On Wednesday, HBO also announced the return of longtime star Cheryl Hines and recurring guests Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. Ed Begley, Jr., Lauren Graham, Nasim Pedrad and Elizabeth Perkins are also slated to appear in the new season.
The outlook for another season or conclusion for Curb Your Enthusiasm initially didn't seem as plausible a couple years ago, with David stating he was apprehensive following the negative reaction to Seinfeld's ending. "I got so much grief from the Seinfeld finale, which a lot of people intensely disliked, that I no longer feel a need to wrap things up," David said in a 2014 interview. "I wouldn't say I'm mad about it, but it taught me a lesson that if I ever did another show, I wasn't gonna wrap it up."
However, when he was asked about why he decided to do another season during Wednesday's Television Critics Association press tour, he said via THR, "I'm not a misser. I don't really miss things, people that much, but I was missing it and I was missing these idiots so I thought, 'Yeah, what the hell?' And I got tired of people asking, 'Is the show coming back?' I couldn’t get asked that question anymore and I wasn’t ready to say, 'No, never.'"
Season Nine of Curb Your Enthusiasm features 10 episodes and premieres in the U.S. on October 1st.