Surprising fans on Saturday with a new multi-cam web series entitled “Horace and Pete,” comedian Louis C.K. has now spoken about the show as a new episode is scheduled to drop tomorrow on his website.
In the series, C.K. plays Horace who runs a 100-year-old bar with his brother Pete (Steve Buscemi) following his father’s death. During the episode, he also comes into contact with his Uncle Pete (Alan Alda) who works at the bar, his uncle’s former girlfriend (Jessica Lange), his sister (Edie Falco) fighting him over ownership of the bar, his daughter (Aidy Bryant) who basically hates him, and a colorful cast of bar patrons.
The first episode appeared on his website last week without fanfare or any pre-promotion. The comedian says on a Q&A on his official site that it was a deliberate choice:
“Part of the idea behind launching it on the site was to create a show in a new way and to provide it to you directly and immediately, without the usual promotion, banner ads, billboards and clips that tell you what the show feels and looks like before you get to see it for yourself. As a writer, there’s always a weird feeing that as you unfold the story and reveal the characters and the tone, you always know that the audience will never get the benefit of seeing it the way you wrote it because they always know so much before they watch it. And as a TV watcher I’m always delighted when I can see a thing without knowing anything about it because of the promotion.”
C.K. also talked about the cost of the episodes – $5 for the first, $2 for the second and $3 each for every subsequent one:
“The dirty unmovable fact is that this show is f—ing expensive. Horace and Pete is a full-on TV production with four broadcast cameras, two beautiful sets and a state of the art control room and a very talented and skilled crew and a hall-of-fame cast. Basically this is a hand-made, one guy paid for it version of a thing that is usually made by a giant corporation. I charged five dollars because I need to recoup some of the cost in order for us to stay in production.”
The first episode is now available on LouisCK.net. There’s no word at this point how many episodes of the show are being planned.
Source: The Live Feed