Popular comedian Louis C.K., whose FX series “Louie” has been a critical smash during its five seasons, had a surprise up his sleeve for fans. The New York Times reports that C.K. has released a new online show, “Horace and Pete,” opting to market the show directly to fans.
C.K. gave no advance notice that the show was in the works. He announced episode one of the series as a download, available for $5. The show is available on his louisck.net website.
“Louis C.K. wrote, directed and stars in the show, whose cast also includes Alan Alda, Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Rebecca Hall, Jessica Lange, Kurt Metzger and Steven Wright, among others. The theme song is by Paul Simon,” The Times reports. “The episode, a 67-minute drama flecked with dark humor, is set primarily in a bar run by Horace, played by Louis C.K., and Pete, played by Mr. Buscemi. Mr. Alda plays the dyspeptic, pre-politically correct Uncle Pete, who tends bar.”