After a tremendous and devastating fifth season, we were left uncertain about the fate of Louie, the FX comedy-drama series that features comedian Louis C.K. playing a fictionalized version of himself. It didn't look like there would be a sixth season anytime soon, and now C.K. and FX president John Landgraf have confirmed that while a new season of the show is always an option, as of now there aren't any plans.
Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel, Landgraf spoke about the future of the series.
"[Louis] hasn’t promised me further seasons. I have no commitment from him," Landgraf said. "We still talk about making more seasons of Louie with some regularity… We also had a conversation, maybe this is a show you’ll do periodically for the rest of your life. It could be one of those odd TV shows that has 15 seasons over 40 years. I don’t know what it might be."
It's not like C.K. isn't busy. With production company Pig Newton he's producing FX's Baskets, a comedy created by and starring Zach Galifianakis. He's also working on Better Things, which will star Louie regular (and standout) Pamela Adlon.
Meanwhile, C.K.'s own comments about Louie were also pretty ambiguous.
"I just leave it open in my head. I want it to begin with I really want to do it. When you start with the premise that ‘I have another season to write,’ that’s not a great source. To me, now that there is no show essentially, if I have an idea that’s burning and feels right for that, then it will start from the idea."