It feels a little easy to forget that we’re currently living in a world with no new episodes of Louie on the horizon. Louis CK has kind of been everywhere of late, from Horace and Pete to working on the Zach Galifianakis comedy Baskets to relatively frequent interviews and podcast appearances, he’s around enough that it’s tougher to miss his eponymous FX series, which is on an extended hiatus.
But fear not, CK-heads. We’re on the verge of what may be the next best thing. Another FX series, which he co-created with Louie co-star and friend Pamela Adlon called Better Things is coming this fall, and there’s video to prove it. The show will feature Adlon in a semi-autobiographical look at her life and career as a single parent who is also a working actress in Hollywood. And because both CK and Adlon are very, very funny, the well-placed Game of Thrones reference in the first teaser for Better Things works like a charm.
Whether or not CK appears on Better Things remains to be seen. There would be a strange but kind of fascinating symmetry with Louie if he’s to play a sometimes, on-again off-again, boyfriend of Adlon’s character. Actually, it would be cool to see him on the show at all, even as the barista at the coffee shop where Adlon is riffing on Cersei Lannister’s “Walk of Shame.” Anyway, Better Things premieres Sept. 8.