We’re currently just over two months away from the long-awaited ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and in case you weren’t already pumped about it, the list of guest stars for the season should have you awfully excited.
HBO announced Wednesday that the upcoming season will feature cameos from Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Kimmel, Ed Begley, Jr., Carrie Brownstein, Lauren Graham, Nick Offerman, Nasim Pedrad and Elizabeth Perkins. In addition, regulars Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen will be back, alongside cast members Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, JB Smoove and, of course, Larry David.
Curb Your Enthusiasm its many guest stars has always used brilliantly, from Wanda Sykes in the early seasons to Michael J. Fox and Bill Buckner in Season Eight. But the show has never had a lineup quite as loaded as the one lined up for Season Nine. Looking at that long list of names, it’s almost impossible to imagine how they’ll all fit on screen. With another show you might worry about so much star-power distracting from the plot of the show, but recognizable actors in goofy roles has always been part of Curb’s charm.
HBO announced in June that Curb was getting a new season, which will begin nearly six years after the last one ended. We won’t blame Larry David and company if they’re a little rusty after such a long hiatus, but given how brilliant Season Eight was, we have high hopes.
After all, any show that makes room for both Nick Offerman and Bryan Cranston must be pretty good.