Executives say they’re considering “Leftovers” renewal
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo says Larry David may be back for more “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” that “Game of Thrones” will go on for as long as George R.R. Martin keeps writing books, and that the network is considering the numbers for “The Leftovers.”
Lombardo and HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler answered questions about the fates of their shows at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, where they also said early scripts for Season 2 of “True Detective” are “more exciting” than those of Season 1, and that they plan to announce castings within a week.
HBO tends to be at the “Seinfeld” co-creator’s mercy between season of “Curb” — he does a new one if he feels like it. Lombardo said he recently ran into David at an event, where David told him he was busy for the rest of the year.
“So I said Larry, should I just emotionally get ‘Curb’ out of my head? He goes, ‘No, no, no, no, no.’ What can I tell you? As long as he’s still thinking about it, we have a place for him.”
He was asked if he’s ever dealt with anyone like David before.
“Nope,” he said.
“In a good way,” Plepler added.
The two also said almost nothing would keep them from signing off on new seasons of “Thrones,” and that they are weighing the ratings for Damon Lindelof‘s “The Leftovers” to decide whether to bring it back for another season.