Published Aug 09, 2017Louis C.K.'s critically acclaimed dramedy Louie wrapped its fifth season in 2015, and fans have been waiting patiently for more from the series ever since. As it turns out, however, the show may never return.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour [via Variety], FX CEO John Landgraf says that while he talks with CK every week about the busy producer's various projects, they haven't mentioned Louie in a long time. In fact, the show might never return.
"I think he's changed a lot since he made the last season of Louie," Landgraf said. "I think he's run out of things to say… from that time in his life… he's become so much more successful than who he was portraying on the show that I think it started feeling a little faux."
Landgraf said he discussed the possibility of updating Louie to be more in line with C.K.'s current life, at which point the comedian "decided that he wanted to stop making it and move on." Since then, the show has rarely come up in conversation.
"I really don't have any update on Season 6," Landgraf concluded. "I think it's possible there will never be another season of Louie. I think it's also possible there will be four or five more seasons of Louie over the next 30 years."
The ever-busy C.K. most recently shared the Steve Buscemi-produced documentary Check It.