It’s like my grandmother always says: “The more animated shows created and written by Pootie Tang‘s Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks, the better.” Well, good news, Grandma. C.K. and Brooks, two of the best and most forward-thinking comedians of their eras, have not only created and written an animated pilot for FX, they’ll also provide the voices of the still-unnamed lead characters.
C.K. is, of course, the titular Louie, and his Pig Newton production company is behind Zach Galifianakis’ Baskets (which premieres later this month), Pamela Adlon’s Better Things, and Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi series for Amazon. Primarily the writer/director/and star of films like Lost in America, Defending Your Life, and Mother, Brooks’ TV work has mostly been confined to the series of short films that he did for SNL during its first season (a mere 41 years ago), the occasional voice role on The Simpsons, and an arc on Weeds. So, this opportunity had to have something special to get his attention.
C.K. and Brooks recently worked together for the first time on The Secret Life of Pets (it’s the talking animal movie that isn’t the other talking animal movie), where they play a dog and hawk, respectively. That must have been a fun brainstorming session. “I have an idea for this show I’d like to do with you, Albert, but first let me finish this scene where my character licks his junk.”
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)