Louie Season 6

Louis C.K. Talks Louie's Future: 'I Just Don't Know' When It Will Return

Expect Season 6 of Louie to premiere in 2017… or 2027. Or 2037. Or never.

When asked about a potential return date for Louis C.K.’s acclaimed dark comedy, FX CEO John Landgraf reaffirmed what he said last August: that the show will come back whenever its star/writer/producer/editor is ready — and that could be a very long time.

“He certainly hasn’t promised me further seasons, so I’d have to say that’s a possibility [that the show will not return],” Landgraf said Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, before adding that he and C.K. “talk every week” about the potential of making more episodes.

In addition to preparing for another stand-up tour/special, C.K. has turned his attention to exec-producing multiple upcoming FX series, including the Zach Galifianakis comedy Baskets, about a man trying to pursue his dream of becoming a professional clown.

When pressed about Louie‘s future during the Baskets TCA panel, C.K. said he “just [doesn’t] know” when he’ll be ready to produce more episodes, but he feels confident the show could continue for many years.

“It’s such an autobiographical thing that I can do a version of Louie when he’s 60, if anyone still gives a s—t,” he joked. “By the time I want to do it, I could call [FX] up and say, ‘I’m ready,’ and they could say, ‘Who is this?'”

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  1. Patrick says:

    So, basically, no more eps unless he needs money, or wants to up his fame, or promote other projects. Great.

    • Damianvargas says:

      Where at all in this article are you able to draw up your conclusions?

    • rinaex says:

      Or, you know, none of those things. I don’t even watch the show, but from everything I’ve read, it appears that he’s simply doesn’t know where to go creatively with it, and would rather not do a show at all rather than just push something out to meet a deadline.

  2. herman1959 says:

    Landgraf says he and Louie talk “every week” about making more episodes, but he still doesn’t know when or if it’ll happen…WHAT?

  3. iHeart says:

    hm maybe he and Larry David should do a show together or something

  4. Jim J. says:

    I always hate when television series take extra-long hiatuses of exactly a year or more. If I had a television series, I’d do at least six to ten episodes of it per year, and maybe then the hiatuses between that show’s seasons wouldn’t last over the equivalent of a full calendar year. A TV series is on a literally years-long hiatus between its seasons, that’s a perfect way for viewers to lose interest in that series.

    Plus, I think Louis C.K. should switch to doing feature films.