Louis C.K. fans had a surprise in their inboxes today: An email from the comedian announcing his new online series with Steve Buscemi, “Horace and Pete.”
C.K. sent a note directing fans to his website, LouisCK.net, where he also releases comedy specials and other new material. Today’s surprise: an odd series centered around an Irish bar.
Here is the email:
Horace and Pete episode one is available for download. $5.
We hope you like it.
Unlike the comic’s FX series “Louie,” a dark comedy, “Horace and Pete” is more of a straight drama. Episode 1 is 67 minutes and directed by C.K. In the show, he and Buscemi play the owners of a 100-year-old Brooklyn dive bar.
Among the co-stars that appear in the first episode are Alan Alda, Jessica Lange, Rebecca Hall, Nick DiPaolo, Kurt Metzger, Steven Wright, Edie Falco and Aidy Bryant.