Horace and Pete, comedian Louis C.K.’s independently produced and distributed series about the owner of a Brooklyn bar, is fantastic. Sure, Joe Pesci didn’t want anything to do with it, and the production did put C.K. in debt, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s an excellent show just begging for a second season. Aside from the 10 episodes C.K.’s company, Pig Newton released between January and April, however, not much is known about whether or not a second season of Horace and Pete will ever see the light of day. Or at least that was the case until Wednesday night’s Awardsline Emmy screening in Los Angeles.
After showing an episode to a packed theater filled with Emmy voters and television critics, C.K. spoke about the possibility of a second season. His one caveat? According to Deadline, whether or not his “ideas on how to continue this series” will write:
“I have ideas on how to continue this series,” C.K. told Deadline’s Dominic Patten, “but the test is always — does it write? I did this myself without a network because I didn’t want to (be committed to) do it again. I only want to do it if it’s really compelling.” C.K. didn’t expound specifically on which direction season 2 would head, but teased “I could do another decade” in regards to the series’ setting.
Despite the relative quiet Horace and Pete experienced, both for its premiere and its finale, C.K. appeared rather excited about the prospect of creating more storylines for the show. He even told the assembled audience that his upcoming summer break is dedicated to cracking a possible path for the second season. “But if it doesn’t write,” he warned,” I’ll leave it alone. There’s no reason to go back.”
C.K. better hurry up then! Despite the fact that Horace and Pete didn’t bankrupt him, it’s still costing him “so much money.” Especially now that he’s paying to “keep the bar in storage” until required for��a potential second season.