Two years on since “Louie” last aired on FX and it is fairly safe to say the acclaimed comedy series won’t be coming back.
Appearing at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, creator and star Louis C.K. says the main reason is that he’s not in the same place he was when he made that show:
“I don’t think the version of ‘Louie ‘ that was on FX, I don’t think I’ll do that exact version again because I just haven’t been that guy for a while with the stained blacked T-shirt and the two kids because they’re older now. I always thought if I did ‘Louie’ again, I may go back to it later in a different version. No idea if I’ll do it – I don’t think about it much.”
FX CEO John Landgraf seems to be quite sure that C.K. wanted to stop making it and move on to other things:
“I really don’t have any update on Season 6. I think it’s possible there will never be another season of ‘Louie.’ I think it’s also possible there will be four or five more seasons of ‘Louie’ over the next 30 years.
I think he’s changed a lot since he made the last season of ‘Louie’. I think he’s run out of things to say … from that time in his life … he’s become so much more successful than who he was portraying on the show that I think it started feeling a little faux. I think if he ever made it again, it would be a very different show.”
C.K. has no shortage of other projects including two FX series, “Better Things” and “Baskets,” his upcoming TBS animated series “The Cops” and his web series “Horace and Pete”.