Louis C.K. has made abundantly clear that Louie feels like a past phase of his life, but if Larry David can kickstart the ol’ Curb Your Enthusiasm, surely C.K. can find new inspiration, right? FX certainly hopes so, wanting the comedian to reach a new, Louie-conducive phase of his life, whatever it takes.
The first season of FX’s Fargo established the series as an entity independent from the film, without necessarily promising a sequel. Along came Season 2 to push Fargo closer to an anthology model, but according to creator Noah Hawley, if Season 3 doesn’t end up the final Fargo chapter, they may follow Louis C.K.’s practice of delaying new seasons until a worthy idea surfaces.
Pamela Adlon’s acerbic nonchalance hasn’t been seen on FX since the days of Louie, and with Season 6 somewhere in the far-flung future, Adlon is making her own fun with Better Things. The first teaser for the star’s own FX dramedy has arrived, shamelessly co-opting a Game of Thrones favorite.
Louis C.K.’s Horace and Pete is far enough in the rear-view that Louie fans remain optimistic for a sixth season somewhere down the line, but the comedian doesn’t seem to be changing his tune on the beloved FX dramedy. Not only does the series remain on hiatus, C.K. himself says “I don’t think I have stories for that guy anymore.”
Both Louis C.K. and FX have been honest about the fact that Louie’s return will be up to the comedian himself in time, a prospect overshadowed by C.K.’s recent work on the independently-produced Horace and Pete. That series has finally “wrapped” its season, but C.K. isn’t feeling particularly awash in new Louie ideas just yet.
We’re a few episodes deep into Louis C.K.‘s unique Horace and Pete experiment, the near-weekly release of an original sitcom dramedy distributed entirely through the comedian’s website, and FX must feel at least a little green, especially with Louie on indefinite hiatus. FX head John Landgraf apparently offered C.K. a home on FX, and may consider a second window eventually.
Late last year we learned the saddening, if expected news that Louis C.K. would step back from Louie once again, perhaps taking a Curb Your Enthusiasm approach with periodic returns. It doesn’t seem as if a few months have changed the comedian’s mind, as both he and FX “just don’t know” if and when Louie will return.
FX’s Louie auteur Louis C.K. famously handles most aspects of the Emmy-winning series himself on a minuscule budget, but did you know the comedian even provides his own cameras? Or that it only shoots three days a week, to accommodate custody of his real kids? Reload your morning misery with the 31st episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ which hits the Comedy Cellar for ten misanthropic facts of FX’s Louie.
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As fans of Louis C.K. and FX’s Louie have experienced since the third season, the revered comedian’s creativity and hectic schedule occasionally place longer gaps between seasons than fans would like. Bad news, we’re afraid, as Louie may take its longest “extended hiatus” yet, even as Louis C.K. remains in business at FX.