Both the creation and costly shortcomings of Louis C.K.’s web series “Horace And Pete” have had an unfortunate side effect it seems – no more “Louie”.
Appearing on “The Howard Stern Show” this week, the comedian C.K. explained that he had to essentially blow up his own creative life as a means to create the web series – that meant cancelling his next film and dropping his Emmy-winning FX show “Louie” for now:
“What happened was, I told FX I didn’t wanna come back for a sixth season of ‘Louie’ after I did season five. and I said, ‘I don’t want to put it off, I just want to say I’m not doing it anymore for now. I might come back and do it again some day, but I don’t wanna owe it to you ever.’ I just want a clean slate in my head. I walked away from ‘Louie’ and I had a month where I didn’t know what I was gonna do next – that’s where a lot of good ideas come from – just total open, nothing, unemployment.
I had a movie set up that I wrote, that I was going to direct and star in. That was supposed to happen this last summer. I had a movie ready to shoot and I had my TV show going so I said no to both. I said, ‘We’re not doing either.’ And I just threw everything away. It was a very scary and terrifying thing to do.”
As mentioned yesterday, he revealed he lost money on the web series but isn’t too worried as he insists he’ll be out of debt after a few stand-up tours.