Louis C.K.’s ‘Horace and Pete’ Will Enter Emmy Race as a Drama
A few months back, FX bosses acknowledged the potential for Louis C.K.’s self-produced Horace and Pete to potentially compete for Emmys with the comedian’s former home, though the real truth is a bit more surprising. Horace and Pete will indeed submit for a wide variety of Emmy categories, but as a drama.
Granted, the nine total episodes of C.K.’s have trafficked far more consistently in scripted, almost stage-like drama, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the series will likely compete for a drama nomination with the likes of Mr. Robot, Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones, House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black.
Series leads C.K. and Steve Buscemi could well end up competing for a male drama nomination, while everyone from Alan Alda to Steve Wright, Jessica Lange, Edie Falco, Aidy Bryant and more will vie for supporting and guest star nominations.
The series follows the patrons and employees of an Irish bar, Horace and Pete’s, with C.K. writing, directing and starring. Alan Alda plays bartender Pete to C.K.’s Horace, joined by Steve Buscemi as another Pete. FX boss John Landgraf has also spoken to the possibility of running Horace and Pete episodes second-window on the network, though no formal discussions had taken place.
In the meantime, you can check out every available episode on C.K.’s website, and stay tuned for the latest.