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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