Good news: Horace and Pete could be coming back.
Notoriously iffy comedian Louis C.K told Deadline recently that his dark comedy about two depressive bar owners has the potential for another season. "I have ideas on how to continue this series," said C.K. "But the test is always — does it write? I did this myself without a network because I didn't want to (be committed to) do it again. I only want to do it if it's really compelling."
Earlier reports inferred that C.K. got saddled with a large amount of personal debt in producing the series, which stars friends including Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Steven Wright, Alan Alda and Jessica Lange.
Now though, he's clarified that the budget problems might have been misinterpreted. "It's making money," he said, adding that "there's a couple of offers to put it on other platforms. I'm just waiting. Everyday I make money on the show. If I take one of the offers, I'll make a profit right away."
Like Louis C.K.'s atypical approach to business that's had him sending his work direct to consumers, the show doesn't follow conventional structure; the 10-episode program, a sort of experiment on the comic's part, was released on a weekly basis with viewers paying $3-$5 for the content. The shortest episode ran 30 minutes; the longest ran for more than an hour.
Like his FX series Louie, Horace and Pete is a passion project the comedian has said he only wants to work on if he has a good idea for it, which means we'll get a definitive date for another season when he feels like sharing it. It's all up to C.K. and that iconoclastic brain of his, and we love him for it.