The long-awaited ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm will debut on HBO this October and, with it, comes the return of Seinfeld co-creator Larry David as the iconic, over-the-top version of himself, along with cast favorites such as Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, and J.B. Smoove.
While series veterans such as Richard Lewis and Ted Danson are also set to make appearances, the network revealed in a press release this afternoon that the new season will guest star a handful of new faces to the show including Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Offerman, Lauren Graham, Elizabeth Perkins, Jasim Pedrad, Ed Begley Jr., and Carrie Brownstein. Oh, and it should go without saying that Larry is expected to piss off each and every one of these people in some hilarious, uncalled for fashion.
The ten-episode ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm includes directors Jeff Schaffer, Larry Charles, Robert B. Weide, Jessie Nelson, and Bryan Gordon, and will premiere on Sunday, October 1, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. You can check out the previously released teaser trailer below:
Clive Owen to play President Bill Clinton in FX’s ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’
Impeachment: American Crime Story — the upcoming third installment in the Emmy-winning FX series that will focus on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal — has found its President Bill Clinton in Children of Men star Clive Owen, according to Deadline.
Owen joins an all-star cast that also includes the likes of Beanie Feldstein as White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Sarah Paulson as Lewinsky’s colleague and confidante Linda Tripp, and Annaleigh Ashford as former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones.
Production on the series, which is written by Sarah Burgress and based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President, is expected to get underway early next year in anticipation of a September 27, 2020 premiere date on FX.
Lewinsky, Feldstein, Henrietta Conrad, and Jemima Khan are producers, with Burgress, Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Paulson serving as executive producers.
Zoe Saldana to star in, executive produce Netflix limited series with Reese Witherspoon
Saldana will star in and executive produce the series, which tells the story of an American woman who falls in love with a Sicilian man while studying abroad in Italy and then builds a life with him in the United States. When she unexpectedly loses him to illness, she is challenged to pull herself through grief so she can raise their daughter as they would have raised her together: with hope, joy and infinite love.
“This is a profound true story of love and family, deprivation and nourishment, that needs to be brought to life on the screen as Tembi Locke brought it vividly to life for me on the page,” Saldana said. “We are grateful to Netflix and thrilled to be working with Reese, Lauren, Attica and 3 Arts on this wonderful project.”
Tembi Locke’s sister, Attica Locke, will adapt the memoir and serve as showrunner, with Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Richard Abate, Jermaine Johnson, Will Rowbotham, and Cisely and Mariel Saldana serving as executive producers.
“Tembi’s memoir is a raw and tender exhibition of life in all its pieces,” Witherspoon said. “She brings you into her love, her loss and her resilience with such vulnerability and strength. We immediately fell for Attica and Tembi’s vision and feel honored to have the opportunity to help bring it to life onscreen. We could not imagine more perfect partners for this than Zoe and her sisters and 3 Arts Entertainment, along with the incredible team at Netflix.”
Adam McKay developing limited series based on Julie K. Brown book about Jeffrey Epstein
Adam McKay is developing a limited series based on Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown’s upcoming book about the well-connected, highly influential financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein for HBO, Silver Screen Beat can confirm.
The untitled series will be the first that McKay is producing under his newly established label Hyperobject Industries, which just inked a five-year, first-look television deal with HBO to produce content for the premium cable network and its upcoming streaming service HBO Max.
“We are delighted to continue our longtime collaboration with Adam McKay with this new deal,” said HBO president of programming Casey Bloys. “Adam is a uniquely talented director and producer, and we are looking forward to working with him and the team at Hyperobject on many projects to come.”
McKay will executive produce the series along with his longtime collaborator Kevin Messick and Brown, whose riveting investigative series ultimately led to the disgraced money manager’s arrest on sex trafficking charges in July.
On August 10, Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, with the New York City chief medical examiner ruling the cause of death suicide by hanging despite the suspicious circumstances surrounding Epstein’s untimely demise.