"He was putting Purell on the tables at Latte Larry’s and he has been practicing social distancing for years. He just didn’t know what to call it, but he’s definitely been trying to do it," showrunner Jeff Schaffer says of Larry David's 10th season of his HBO comedy, which was completed last October, long before the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Schaffer was asked how David would handle the coronavirus crisis since he's the ultimate germaphobe. "Everyone is asking, 'What would Larry do? What would a season of Curb be like in the time of coronavirus?,'" says Schaffer. "It’s always tricky for us because you don’t want to lock yourself into a time that is hopefully very specific and hopefully distinct, and with an end. If you get too specific with the moment in time, it may not be timeless and the context might be so different from when you come out that it may just seem like a time capsule. You have to be very careful to not always write for a moment when you may not air for another year or more. But, like I said, Larry has been practicing social distancing his whole life, so some of the stuff is just innate to him. He has been trying to teach people how to behave that way for years. Maybe now people would finally listen."
TOPICS: Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, Jeff Schaffer, Larry David, Coronavirus