Louis C.K.’s dramedy Horace and Pete is heading to Hulu. In its first-ever deal with Louis C.K., the digital service has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to his Emmy- and Gotham Award-nominated series.
Louis C.K. originally launched Horace and Pete on his website where viewers would play to watch it. Louis C.K. acknowledged in an interview with Howard Stern in April that financially, Horace and Pete, which the comedian had bankrolled himself, did not work, losing “millions of dollars.” At the time, he admitted that a sale to another platform is an option he is considering to recoup some of his investment. “I’ll sell it to another outlet — of course I will, down the road,” he said. All ten episodes are making their streaming debut today on Hulu.
The series revolves around an Irish bar, Horace and Pete’s, and the people who work in and frequent it. C.K., who wrote and directed the series, stars as Horace, the man who runs the bar a year after the death of his father. The series co-stars Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Alan Alda, Jessica Lange, Aidy Bryant and Laurie Metcalf in a role that earned an Emmy Nomination for Best Guest Actress.
Horace and Pete is created by Louis C.K., and executive produced by M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Vernon Chatman and Dino Stamatopoulos.
Hulu’s growing library of exclusively acquired content includes Homeland, Roots, Blindspot, Empire, Fargo, Curious George, South Park and licensing deals with major cable networks FX, Turner and AMC Networks.