Louis C.K. On The Future of ‘Louie:’ ‘I Don’t Think I Have Stories for That Guy Anymore’

Louis C.K. attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills on February 28, 2016. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) — “Louie” creator and star Louis C.K. says he doesn’t know if his celebrated sitcom will return from its hiatus and, if it does, what it might look like.

The show has been on a break since its Season 5 finale aired in May 2015.

“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,” the comedian and filmmaker said in an episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s podcast that was posted Saturday.

“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. … I don’t ever want to do the show because I owe another season. … I don’t think that’s fair to anybody.”

C.K. recently wrapped the first (and likely only season) of “Horace and Pete,” a web series he created and co-starred in with Steve Buscemi.


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