While “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is a series that has so many good moments it’s hard to know where to start, one especially fantastic episode is largely credited with starting the Larry David renaissance. In “Area 51” – the fifth episode of Season 1, the comic and talk show host played a fictionalized version of himself, played by Rob Reiner, in a self-centered, unrelenting hazing of the owner of a children’s party store.
In the episode, Larry sends a young pharmacist named Freddie (Justin Long) on a strange trip to Area 51. But what does he uncover about America’s secret government facility in Nevada?
A complex story that wove in moral and spiritual themes, “Area 51” ended up being one of the more beloved episodes of David’s HBO series. While “Curb Your Enthusiasm” doesn’t appear to be making it back for another season, David has developed an idea for a new show that is reported to be at the streaming service Netflix.
A representative from Netflix told TheWrap, “The streaming service does not comment on rumor or speculation.”
The Wrap reported that David had pitched a new program during a master class he held at the Writer’s Guild of America. The idea, the site wrote, was for Larry to live in the office space of a tech start-up.
While the story title suggests that David would be writing the format for the show, the show would reportedly be about a tech company CEO who hires Larry to guide the company through various issues.
None of the possible networks involved with the project have commented to TheWrap on whether they were involved or are interested in making the show.
The news comes just two months after David teased fans with the post on Twitter, writing, “Rumor has it I’m bringing a new show to @netflix (Unspecified genre — something else entirely).” He followed up with a picture of a magnetic calendar of time periods, including a picture of the interviewer asking him for information about the new project.
In “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” David plays self-involved, occasionally delusional fictional TV talk show host “Larry David.” In the HBO series, Larry is kind of a jerk. He creates a fictionalized TV show and follows it up with his own character whose purpose and style are completely different from his real self. In “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” he falls into problems with his own son and tries to get along with his ex-wife and a co-worker he feels too close to for comfort.