FX has signed Louis C.K. to a production deal that will extend the comedian and actor’s relationship with the network and see him create new shows for the FX networks, reports Bill Carter in The New York Times.
C.K.’s comedy series on FX, “Louie,” has been on hiatus since September 2012 but is scheduled to return in May.
“That show was created under a unique deal that allowed Mr. C.K. complete creative control. Beyond being the star, he wrote and directed every episode, and edited many of them,” Carter writes. “The new deal is similarly structured to allow him to develop shows and then decide whether he will serve as a writer or director. He will be an executive producer on all shows he develops.”
Blair Breard, his production partner on “Louie,” will be a partner in the new deal, the story adds.