If we ever needed a hero, now is the time. And Larry David wants you to know that he is not that hero.
A just-released teaser for the long-awaited season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm unspools like a superhero-movie trailer, with winks to Larry’s past ill-fated exploits — Ricky Gervais’ Mr. Simmington, Palestinian chicken, his level of respect for wood — but when the bat signal goes up with Larry’s face, he does not spring to action, but rather weighs the situation with a grimace and then takes a pass, and goes back to reading the newspaper. See for yourself in the trailer above.
Curb returns to HBO on Oct. 1 after a six-year absence.