Louis C.K. Says ‘Horace and Pete’ Is Coming to Hulu
Louis C.K.’s self-financed series got the wrong kind of attention with offhand remarks that he’d gone into debt, though the Louie creator was quick to correct that the investment would eventually pay off, particularly with sale to an official outlet. That day seems to have come, as C.K. suggests Hulu will eventually stream the 10-episode series.
C.K. appeared at the New Yorker Festival on Friday (via Vulture), wherein he dismissed past assertions that the series put him into any kind of financial strain. The $4.5 million investment has since been returned by those paying for the specials on his website, while the comedian cavalierly confirmed that Hulu would eventually pick up the rights:
I made it all back with people buying it. It made back everything, and it’s going on a service, a thing … It’s one of those things that’s gonna happen soon. It’s one of those services. It’s Hulu. I have no idea if I have the right to say that.
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. Also among the cast were Jessica Lange, Edie Falco, Aidy Bryant and more, while C.K. has also talked about the possibility of Season 2.
Hulu may look to put out a statement soon, but will more widespread distribution bring Horace and Pete the acclaim it deserves?