December 14, 2017 01:08 PM

It took six years to get a ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. You won’t have to wait nearly as long for the next one.

HBO announced on Thursday that it has renewed Larry David’s misanthropic comedy for a tenth season. Season 10 is expected to begin filming in the spring. “As I’ve said many times,” said David in a statement, “when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.”

Added HBO programming president Casey Bloys, “We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility.”

While the news comes sooner than perhaps expected, it isn’t surprising: David told EW before the launch of season 9 he had such a fun time filming the comedy’s return episodes that he was “strongly considering” doing more. And earlier this month, executive producer Jeff Schaffer hinted, “We are talking about talking about it. I promise if we do it again, it won’t be as long of a wait.”

John P. Johnson/courtesy of HBO

Starring David as a heightened version of himself, Curb launched in 2000, with subsequent seasons airing every year or two through season 8 in 2011. The show then went on indefinite hiatus, with HBO announcing n 2016 that David was reviving the show. Season 9, which concluded on Dec. 3, reunited the cast of David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman, and JB Smoove, as well as featuring such guest stars as Elizabeth Banks, Lauren Graham, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nick Offerman, and Bryan Cranston.

To read a Q&A with Schaffer about the season 9 finale, click here.

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