We are more than a year into Louie‘s indefinite hiatus. But in light of another comedian, Larry David, recently deciding to bring his semi-autobiographical HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm back from hiatus after almost five years, would Lewis C.K. follow suit?
“He said publicly that he just has no more Louie to make at the moment about the stage in life he is living, and right now his focus very aggressively is on producing,” FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told Deadline. Louis C.K. is executive producing three series through his deal at FX Prods, Baskets and Better Things for FX and One Mississippi for Amazon, as well as an animated pilot with Albert Brooks at FX.
Added Landgraf, “I think my hope with Louie is that when he enters the next phase in his life — and I have no idea what that means, whether his kids get a little older or he falls in love, whatever — that will give him a pathway towards making more episodes of the the show.”
Did Landgraf forward Louis C.K. the news of Curb‘s return as a subtle nudge? “No, but I know he saw it,” the exec said. “And he knows I know he saw it. But ultimately I don’t want him to make more episodes unless he wants to and they can be as good as the ones he’s made. This shouldn’t be a business exercise; it should be something creatively inspiring for him.”