Coming off big Emmy wins in 2012, comedian Louis C.K. announced that his FX hit comedy Louie would go on an extended hiatus between Seasons 3 and 4. The series’ star/producer/writer/director/editor wanted time to creatively recharge, develop new material and keep the show fresh. Fortunately, his landmark creative deal with FX affords him that freedom.
“I want Season 4 to go somewhere new,” Louis C.K. said when the hiatus was announced. “I’m looking back to when I did the first season and the time I took to do the show and decide which directions to go in, and I want that back again. I want a little breathing room.”
Now, 19 months after Season 3 ended, Louis C.K. delivers a new 14-episode season full of his signature observations on life, relationships and fatherhood. Back-to-back new episodes air each week for seven weeks on FX Mondays at beginning May 5 at 10pm and 10:30pm ET.
Last seen, Louie was experiencing a rough holiday season. A duck named Ping and the unexpected death of Liz (Parker Posey) inspired a spontaneous New Year’s trip to China.