It’s been a solid year now since the last season of “Louie” aired on FX, and at the moment, the show’s own star in Louis CK is a little bit apprehensive when it comes to the future of the series on the air. He has an arrangement with the network that he will come back when there are more stories to tell, but what do you do if the show appears to be done in his head? That may be where he is at the moment.
CK, who recently funded and produced the “Horace and Pete” series project, made it clear to The Hollywood Reporter during their recent awards podcast where he stands at present:
“I think the guy that I played on the show — the just-divorced kinda under-water dad/struggling New York comic — I don’t think I have stories for that guy anymore … But, the show is autobiographical, so what [FX president and general manager] John Landgraf and I have always thought is that it may come back with a different set of stories from a different angle a little further down the road. And I don’t know where that’s from yet, so it just depends on if it writes. I think, for me, if I’m on TV again doing a single-camera show, it’s Louie. But I don’t know. I have no idea. I needed to not know if I’d ever do it again — I needed to feel that way — so that’s the way I feel right now.”
We’ve always loved CK’s honesty, and maybe there is a part of him that understands now that he’s in a much different place in his life now than his title character. He is able to tour the country, create his own content, and even sell comedy albums at a price of his choosing. He’s incredibly popular, and simultaneously also incredibly independent. It’s a rather unique position for anyone to be in, especially a comedian in the world of such corporate synergy.
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