Hulu is now streaming the first season of Louis C.K.’s dramedy series “Horace and Pete.”
In April, the comedian announced he would be canceling the series because it had left him “millions of dollars in debt right now” after he self-financing the project and its distribution.
By releasing the show direct to fans on his web site and bypassing any middlemen, C.K. said he hoped to make the money back on sales of each episode in order to fund the rest of the season. But that apparently did not happen.
“I had to take out a line of credit.” C.K. told Howard Stern in April. “I’m not a wealthy guy. I don’t have a ton of money saved up.” Soon after the cancellation annoucement, the comedian expressed a desire to do more episodes of the show.
The series stars C.K. and Steve Buscemi as the co-owners of a downmarket Brooklyn bar, and touches on matters of health, politics and family. It also stars Alan Alda, Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”), Steven Wright and Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story”).
All 10 episodes of “Horace and Pete” are now streaming on Hulu. There is no word yet on whether there will be a second season.