In March, after filming on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Season 12 had just finished, outlets like The Hollywood Reporter began reporting that the season’s conclusion would likely mark the end of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” citing both public posts and one of their own sources. During HBO’s November press conference, however, Bloys announced that the show’s future is still up in the air. “We generally leave that up to Larry [David], and I think he’s thinking about what he wants to do,” Bloys said. “He knows it’s kind of been an open invitation, so I think he’s going to decide whether he wants to continue or make this the final season. I would guess before it airs, he’ll decide.”
This information tracks with the production of Season 11 before it. In a Hollywood Reporter interview about a year after the fact, showrunner Jeff Schaffer revealed that, while making the Season 11 finale, they filmed a scene in which David’s character dies. “We shot as if it was going to be the last one ever,” Schaffer said of this scene. “I had to at least prepare for it.” Were it included, the show would have ended with that season, but David and company decided instead to leave the death scene on the cutting room floor.
The prospect of “Curb” Season 13, then, may just depend on whether or not Larry survives the Season 12 finale.