“Issa became a big movie star,” Casey Bloys, HBO programming chief, told Vulture. “We’re not the first place to deal with this, but when you’re in business with very creative and talented people, there’s a lot more opportunities to do things.”
With the announcement, Rae also hinted there would be more episodes for the upcoming season. While the first three seasons featured only eight episodes, fans can expect 10 for season four. They can also give themselves a pat on the back, because the increase in the amount of episodes is mostly due to their demand.